India ratings: CNN-IBN most watched English news channel


CNN-IBN was India’s most watched English news channel across India in the first quarter of 2011.

According to official data, CNN-IBN leads with a market share of 35%, followed by Times Now with 30%, NDTV 24��7 with a market share of 23%, Headlines Today with 10% and NewsX with a market share of 3%. (Source: TAM, CS M 15+, Market: All India, Period: 1st Apr-30th June�۪11, 0600-2400 hrs, All Days).

During the months of April, May and June, CNN-IBN had telecast innovative programming that included a series of specials around the Cricket World Cup featuring 7 former World Champions. Owing to the in-depth and precise reporting by the channel, CNN-IBN also became the most watched English news channel during the recent state elections.

Dilip Venkatraman, Chief Executive Officer, CNN-IBN said, ���We are extremely proud of the fact that viewers chose CNN-IBN as their preferred English News channel in Q1 of FY 11-12. CNN-IBN has been a leader in setting standards in credible journalism and the latest TAM figures for the quarter only goes to reflect the true popularity of CNN-IBN.�۝

In the Hindi news genre, Aaj Tak continues to lead the pack, followed by Star News and India Today.

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