Star Plus UK’s experiment to bring back classic Star TV shows in the afternoon slot under the brand ‘Star Plus Dopahar’ is working a treat, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsiaLive.com.

On Wednesday, the channel surged on the back of big daytime ratings. Star Plus Dopahar slot, which runs between 13:00 and 16:00 did well with ‘Tumhari Paakhi’ at 15:00 on top. It was watched by 53,100 viewers, followed by ‘Pardes Mein Hai Mera Dil’ at 13:30 with 47,000 viewers, ‘Diya Aur Baati Hum’ at 14:30 with 44,500 viewers, ‘Saraswatichandra’ at 14:00 with 40,200 viewers and ‘Maharaja Ranjit Singh’ at 15:30 with 33,100 viewers.

Star Plus’ primetime shows also performed strongly with ‘Chakravyuh’ in pole position. It was watched by 104,800 viewers at 20:00, followed by ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ at 19:30 with 103,100 viewers and ‘Tu Sooraj Mein Saanjh Piyaji’ at 19:00 with 90,700 viewers.

Hum TV was in second place with a share of 0.05% and ‘Mere Meherbaan’ led with 30,200 viewers, followed by ‘Teri Meri Kahani’ at 22:00 with 17,000 viewers and ‘Dar Si Jati Hai Sila’ at 20:00 with 14,000 viewers.

Hum Masala was up in share to 0.04%. Its top show was ‘Des Pardes Ke Khanay’ raked in 37,100 viewers at 12:30.

Sony Entertainment Television also clocked a share of 0.04% with ‘Mere Sai’ at 19:30 pulling in 28,900 viewers, followed by ‘Rishta Likhenge Hum Naya’ repeat at 15:30 with 23,100 viewers and ‘Porus’ at 15:00 with 16,700 viewers.

ZEE TV delivered a share of 0.03% with repeats of ‘Zindagi Ki Mehek’, ‘Piyaa Albela’ and ‘Kundali Bhagya’ attracting 11,800 viewers each. ‘Jeet Gayi Toh Piya Morre’ at 22:00 was top evening show on the channel with 12,200 viewers.

Geo TV was also on par with ZEE TV with the same share. Its top show was ‘Khalish’ at 20:00 with 12,500 viewers.

Colors’ share stood at 0.02% with ‘Tu Aashiqui’ at 20:30 raking in 14,500 viewers.

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