Star Plus remained the leading Asian TV channel in UK ratings on Tuesday but it was Bengali entertainment channel, NTV Europe that surprised, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsiaLive.com.

Star Plus’ share stood at 0.16% with ‘Tu Sooraj Mein Saanjh Piyaji’ at 19:00 leading with 82,800 viewers, followed by ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ at 19:30 with 75,700 viewers and ‘Ikyawann’ at 20:30 with 69,700 viewers.

NTV Europe got its biggest ever ratings with a share of 0.10% and taking the No.2 position on Tuesday. It was the channel’s daytime schedule between 09:00 – 18:00 that gave the channel a huge boost in its output. NTV Europe beat Indian giants like ZEE TV (0.02%), Sony Entertainment Television (0.02%) and Colors (0.01%).

Hum TV and Prime TV were joint third with a share of 0.04%. Hum TV’s top rated show was ‘De Ijaazat’ at 22:00 with 19,800 viewers and PSL 2018 ruled Prime TV. Hum Masala’s share was at 0.02%.

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