India ratings: IPL pushes out Star Plus from top

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor

IPL 6 starts off well in India
IPL 6 starts off well in India

The ongoing Indian Premier League has finally dislodged Star Plus from the top position in India with broadcaster Sony MAX now occupying the pole position.

According to data released by TAM for Week 17, Sony MAX led the ratings with 33 more GRPs over Star Plus. Sister station, Sony Six contributed 57 GRPs to IPL’s total viewership of 305 GRPs.

Sony MAX was in first place with 248 GRPs (last week 210 GRPs), followed by Star Plus with 215 GRPs this week (last week 233). In third was ZEE TV, not too far behind with 191 GRPs (last week 169). Colors was next with 164 GRPs (last week 167).

Sony Entertainment Television Asia was in fifth place losing 15 GRPs – garnering 150 GRPs (last week 165).

Sony SAB TV was next with 125 GRPs (last week 123) and Star Life Ok with 101 GRPs this week (last week 103).

Sahara One could only settle for 20 GRPs (last week 21).

The Top 10 most watched shows on Indian TV
Week 17 of 2013

1. Diya Aur Baati Hum (3.7)
2. Qubool Hai (3.2)
3. Pyaar Ka Dard Hai & Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke (2.9)
4. Balika Vadhu & Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah (2.8)
5. Madhubala (2.7)
6. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai (2.6)
7. Uttaran (2.5)
8. Saathiya & Sasural Simar Ka (2.4)
9. Pavitra Rishta (2.3)
10. Veera (2.1)