'Nach Baliye 5' wins ratings battle at weekend in UK

'Nach Baliye 5' wins ratings battle at weekend in UK
'Nach Baliye 5' wins ratings battle at weekend in UK

Star Plus’ superhit dance reality TV show ‘Nach Baliye 5’ once again proved its power by reigning the Sunday night ratings and overall becoming the most watched Asian TV show at the weekend in the UK.

According to exclusive UK viewing data obtained by BizAsia from Attentional, ‘Nach Baliye 5’ was the most watched Asian TV show on Sunday with 150,300 between 21:00 – 22:00. It peaked to 196,100. This was the Sunday episode of the series for the show. However, this figure was much more lower than the main show on Saturday (5th January), which delivered 276,000 peaking at 305,000.

The second most watched show on UK Asian TV last night was ‘Arjun’ – also on Star Plus. It brought in 96,000 viewers between 20:00 – 21:00 – peaking at 115,900 during the show. It was also up from its Saturday telecast, which got around 70,000.

The first telecast of the ‘Golden Petal Awards’ on Rishtey came third in the list of most watched Asian TV shows in the UK yesterday. The award ceremony, which was shown on Colors at New Years Eve, garnered an audience of 85,000 but peaking incredibly to 216,000 (highest ever peak for Rishtey) in the latter part of the show.

The Star Parivaar Live highlights that were shown in ‘Spotlight’ on Star Plus at 19:30 yesterday attracted an audience of 66,500 – peaking at 82,600. Next week’s final 60-minute highlights show is expected to touch an even higher audience.

Rishtey’s experiment with MTV India programming was on the lower side but still did well in terms of its content compared to other music channels. As revealed on BizAsia, Rishtey, which is part of Viacom 18 – same umbrella group as MTV India, is adding programming of MTV India to get a feeler possibly ahead of a full launch of MTV India in UK.

The show ‘MTV India Unplugged’, which featured singer Mohit Chauhan yesterday got Rishtey an audience of 2,200 – peaking at 16,200.

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