&TV’s strong programming line-up on Saturday was good enough to get it near enough to bump off Star Plus from the No.1 position in UK ratings, according to exclusive data obtained by BizAsiaLive.com.

Star Plus remained the UK’s top Asian TV channel with a share of 0.12%, compared to &TV’s 0.09%. Star Plus’ top performers on Saturday were ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ at 19:30 with 81,800 viewers, followed by ‘Tu Sooraj Mein Saanjh Piyaji’ at 19:00 with 56,100 viewers and ‘India’s Next Superstars’ at 20:00 with 41,400 viewers.

&TV did well on the back of its Saturday films, which included ‘Raees’ at 21:30 with 28,600 viewers, followed by ‘Welcome Back’ at 13:00 with 16,300 viewers and reality show ‘The Voice India -Kids’ at 19:30 with 17,300 viewers.

Geo TV attracted a share of 0.04% with ‘Mubarak Ho Rishta Naya’ at 18:30 with 17,400 viewers, followed by ‘Khaani’ at 17:30 with 12,400 viewers and ‘Adhoora Bandhan’ at 19:00 with 12,100 viewers.

Colors also raked in a share of 0.04% with ‘Entertainment Ki Raat’ at 22:30 pulling in 19,100 viewers, followed by ‘Rising Star’ at 21:00 with 18,200 viewers and ‘Desi Beat’ at 19:30 with 17,400 viewers.

Sony SAB TV also scored the same share with movie ‘Sarbjit’ pulling in 15,400 viewers.

Sony Entertainment Television’s share stood at 0.03% with ‘Super Dancer’ at 20:00 raking in 13,500 viewers.

ZEE TV’s share slumped to 0.01% with movie ‘Beta’ at 13:00 with 3,800 viewers.

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