UK TV Reach: Sony TV knocks off Star Plus from No.1 position

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After over eight years of dominance in the UK market, the inevitable has happened! Star Plus has officially been knocked off from the No.1 position by rival, Sony Entertainment Television, according to weekly reach figures for period ending Sunday 24th March 2019.

While, Star Plus’ numbers have been dwindling over the recent months, its been able to clinch on to the lead until now. Even though Star Plus has been dethroned from the pole position, the gap between it and Sony TV is barely 20,000. However, this is a historic move as no other Asian TV broadcaster has come close to or overtaken Star Plus in weekly reach figures before.

Rankings of UK Asian Entertainment TV channels (weekly reach)
Week ending Sunday 24th March 2019

1. Sony TV – 542,000 viewers (last week 458,000 viewers)
2. Star Plus – 521,000 viewers
3. Colors – 318,000 viewers
4. ZEE TV – 316,000 viewers
5. Hum TV – 298,000 viewers
6. Sony SAB TV – 256,000 viewers
7. Geo TV – 248,000 viewers
8. Zing – 239,000 viewers
9. Star Bharat – 227,000 viewers
10. PTV Global – 178,000 viewers
11. Colors Rishtey – 177,000 viewers
12. Hum Masala – 162,000 viewers
13. &TV – 150,000 viewers
14. Venus TV – 150,000 viewers
15. Prime TV – 143,000 viewers
16. PTC Punjabi – 135,000 viewers
17. Living Foodz – 126,000 viewers
18. ARY Family – 118,000 viewers
19. ATN Bangla – 110,000 viewers
20. Geo Kahani – 105,000 viewers
21. Akaal Channel – 73,000 viewers
22. Iqra – 49,000 viewers
23. A1TV – 44,000 viewers

Rankings of UK Asian Movie channels (weekly reach)
Week ending Sunday 24th March 2019

1. Star Gold – 503,000 viewers
2. Sony MAX – 400,000 viewers
3. ZEE Cinema – 242,000 viewers
4. Colors Cineplex – 228,000 viewers
5. B4U Movies – 200,000 viewers

Rankings of UK Asian Music channels (weekly reach)
Week ending Sunday 24th March 2019

1. BritAsia TV – 307,000 viewers
2. B4U Music – 257,000 viewers
3. MTV Beats – 183,000 viewers
4. Sony Mix – 53,000 viewers

Rankings of UK Asian News channels (weekly reach)
Week ending Sunday 24th March 2019

1. New Vision TV – 256,000 viewers
2. NDTV 24×7 – 166,000 viewers
3. Geo News – 164,000 viewers
4. Dunya News – 149,000 viewers
5. Samaa TV – 142,000 viewers
6. ABP News – 99,000 viewers
7. Aaj Tak – 87,000 viewers
8. UK 44 – 76,000 viewers
9. Hum News – 72,000 viewers
10. News18 – 61,000 viewers
11. 92 News – 48,000 viewers

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