UK Ratings: Aaj Tak claims lead over rivals in terms of impacts

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Aaj Tak a part of TV Today Network

TV Today Network’s leading Hindi news channel, Aaj Tak has claimed victory over rival Indian news broadcasters in terms of impacts in the UK.

As well as audience figures, TV channels rely on impacts data, which measure viewing of advertisements. One impact is equivalent to one viewer watching one 30-second advertising spot.

BizAsiaLive.com looks at the comparisons between Aaj Tak and its two closest rivals, NDTV 24×7 and ABP News in the UK market.

Period: 26th November – 2nd December 2018
Demographics: Adults

Aaj Tak: 2990
ABP News: 1398
NDTV 24×7: 1128

Period: 3rd December – 9th December 2018
Demographics: Adults

Aaj Tak: 2463
ABP News: 1311
NDTV 24×7: 1249

Amongst shows with the most impacts on Aaj Tak were ‘Dangal’ at 18:00, ‘Aaj Tak Punjab’ at 19:00, ‘India First’ at 19:30, ‘Newsroom’ at 20:00 and ‘Cricket’ at 14:00.

Aaj Tak currently holds the lead in the Indian news genre, in weekly reach figures for week ending Sunday 2nd December 2018. The channel’s reach stands at 159,000 viewers, followed by NDTV 24×7 with 140,000 viewers and ABP News with 113,000 viewers.

No doubt, Aaj Tak’s recent decision to acquire the old Prime TV EPG slot, has helped it to garner more eyeballs. The channel now sits near the big Hindi TV giants like Sony TV, Star Plus, ZEE TV and Colors, lower down the Sky EPG.

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