Courtroom drama ‘Shaurya’ surprised by clinching the No.1 spot as the most watched movie on India’s Independence Day in UK ratings, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsiaLive.com.

The film starring Kay Kay Menon and Rahul Bose was aired on ZEE Cinema at 21:00, pulling in 20,100 viewers. As well as ‘Shaurya’, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Rustom’ earlier at 18:00 raked in 16,000 viewers, giving ZEE Cinema a share of 0.07%. The channel led the Asian movie genre in the UK.

Star Gold was in second with a share of 0.04% with movie ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ attracting 15,900 viewers at 21:00.

Rishtey Cineplex was next also with a share of 0.04%. ‘Main Hoon Na’ at 17:00 was the channel’s biggest draw with 8,500 viewers.

Sony MAX raked in a share of 0.02% with ‘Tiger Zinda Hai’ raking in 8,300 viewers at 20:00.

B4U Movies’ share was at 0.01%.

Outside the movie genre, ‘Karz’ on &TV did well with an audience of 17,800 viewers and ‘Udaan’ on Zing at 19:30 with 2,400 viewers.

Please note: Above data is overnight figures, which may change slightly after seven days when consolidated data has been accounted for. BizAsiaLive.com publishes consolidated figures every Monday.