'Mahabharat' takes lead in UK ratings

'Mahabharat' takes lead in UK ratings
'Mahabharat' takes lead in UK ratings

The mythological hit show ‘Mahabharat’ was not only the most watched Asian show in the UK last night but also managed to gain a record peak viewership, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsia.

The popular fiction, which airs at 20:30 on Star Plus, pulled in 218,700 viewers – peaking at a record high 321,300 viewers. This was followed by ‘Ek Hasina Thi’ with the highest ever audience – 206,000 viewers tuning in and ‘SaraswatiChandra’ in third but with a dip in its viewership. It recorded 129,500 viewers at 19:30.

On Colors, ‘Comedy Nights With Kapil’ as the biggest hit on the channel with 80,500 viewers – peaking at 121,800 viewers, followed by ‘Khatron Ke Khiladi’ with 58,600 viewers.

On UMP Movies, the premiere of ‘Black’ starring Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji – pulled in 19,800 viewers – peaking at 79,800 viewers.

On Rishtey, the movie ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ at 18:30 recorded 36,500 viewers, followed by ‘Aamne Saamne’ with 26,200 viewers.

On Zing, the premiere of ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’ at 20:00 did well with 49,600 viewers – peaking at 103,500 viewers.

Above data is an overnight rating supplied by Attentional and may change slightly after consolidated figures become available in seven days from BARB.