Star Plus remained the undisputed market leader in the UK, according to official data from BARB for week ending Sunday 6th January.
The festive shows helped the channel zoom ahead of rivals. Star Plus had a weekly reach of 1,263,000, whereas its closest rival, UMP Movies could only manage 872,000. Rishtey, meanwhile had a weekly reach of 762,000.
In fourth place was Star Gold with a weekly reach of 671,000, followed by Star Life Ok with 471,000. Zing slid down to sixth with a reach of 455,000.
In the bottom tier, Sunrise TV grabbed a reach of 360,000, while Sony SAB TV got 331,000. Sahara One was next with 321,000. 9XM was in last place with 180,000.
Amongst the Asian news channels, Al Jazeera English led the way with 906,000, followed by ARY News with 476,000 and Aaj Tak in third with 437,000.