Republic TV has hit back at rivals India Today and Times Now after beating them in the latest round of India ratings, according to Week 35 data from BARC India.
In a couple of tweets directed firstly at No.2 player, Times Now, Republic TV tweeted, “For Viewers who want to know why the distant number 2 English news channel has completely collapsed, find out about ‘landing pages’. Or ask the team at @TimesNow. They may be happy to disclose.”
Republic TV continued with its swipe at rivals by tweeting, “Dear @IndiaToday @AajTak @AroonPurie
, the endless venting, ranting and brooding of your hassled anchors didn’t seem to help. Maybe you could pass this on to your news teams? It may help in redirecting their focus to the news. With our best of course.”
Republic TV also took a dig at Aaj Tak after its Hindi news channel, Republic Bharat remained distant ahead in its ongoing coverage of Sushant Singh Rajput’s story. The tweet read, “It’s the new normal!
@AajTak is a distant number 2 and @IndiaToday has outdone itself at 6% at 9pm. Take our advice, @IndiaToday @AajTak @AroonPurie, the breathing exercises will help your troubled news teams make peace with this #NewNormal!”