Star Plus remained the UK’s most watched Asian TV channel on Saturday but the competition for the second position intensified, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsiaLive.com.

Top 10 Asian TV channels on Saturday in UK (Share)

1. Star Plus – 0.11%
2. Sony TV – 0.07%
3. New Vision TV – 0.07%
4. Sony SAB TV – 0.07%
5. ZEE Cinema – 0.06%
6. Colors – 0.06%
7. Star Bharat – 0.05%
8. &TV – 0.05%
9. Hum TV – 0.04%
10. Star Gold – 0.04%

Living Foodz performed better than usual with a share of 0.04%, while sister channel, ZEE TV could only garner 0.01% share. Geo TV’s share was also at 0.01%.

Looking at programming, Star Plus’ biggest attractions on Saturday were ‘Food Food Maha Challenge’ repeat at 16:30 with 24,100 viewers, followed by ‘Tumhari Paakhi’ at 15:00 with 23,500 viewers and ‘Mariam Khan’ repeat at 17:30 with 22,300 viewers. ‘Qayamat Ki Raat’ (pictured) pulled in 18,600 viewers at 21:30.

Sony TV’s top shows were ‘Indian Idol 10’ with 28,100 viewers at 20:00, followed by ‘Dus Ka Dum’ repeat at 16:30 with 15,500 viewers and ‘Comedy Circus’ with 13,300 viewers at 21:30.

Sony SAB TV also did well on the back of its movies with ‘Dor’ pulling in 16,100 viewers, followed by ‘Zameer’ at 14:00 with 11,300 viewers and ‘Badle Ki Aag’ at 22:30 with 7,300 viewers.

Colors’ top shows were ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ at 22:30 with 15,800 viewers, followed by the finale of ‘Dance Deewane’ at 21:00 with 12,400 viewers. The channel’s experiment to show an old concert of Arijit Singh on the day of his London concert was watched by 1,900 viewers at 17:30.

&TV’s top performers were film ‘Baazigar’ at 11:30 with 13,500 viewers and ‘Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya’ at 15:00 with 6,800 viewers.

Hum TV’s premiere of film ‘7 Din Mohabbat In’ proved disappointing with just under 1,000 viewers tuning in at 21:00. Earlier in the day, ‘Main Khayal Hun Kisi Aur Ka’ was top show with 31,700 viewers at 20:00, followed by ‘Band Khirkiyan’ repeat at 14:00 pulled in 7,700 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.