Star Plus widened the gap on top in UK weekly reach data, surging pass the 700k mark in official figures from BARB for week ending Sunday 24th September.
The channel delivered 740,000 viewers (last week 661,000 viewers). Star Plus has been climbing up the ratings ladder despite increasing competition from other Asian channels that recently joined the Sky Original Pack. Hum TV remained in second place with 368,000 viewers. Sony Entertainment Television also saw an increase with 339,000 viewers – its biggest since it went into the Sky Original Pack.
The rest of the pecking order consisted of &TV with 291,000 viewers, Star Bharat with 271,000 viewers, Hum Masala with 260,000 viewers, Zing with 239,000 viewers, ZEE TV with 229,000 viewers, Colors with 228,000 viewers, Rishtey with 216,000 viewers, PTC Punjabi with 207,000 viewers, Sony SAB TV with 197,000 viewers, Prime TV with 186,000 viewers, Geo Kahani with 150,000 viewers, ATN Bangla with 147,000 viewers, Geo TV with 124,000 viewers, Venus TV with 106,000 viewers, Akaal Channel with 96,000 viewers, PTV Global with 93,000 viewers, Urdu 1 Europe with 81,000 viewers, Star Utsav with 58,000 viewers, A Plus Europe with 49,000 viewers and ZEE Punjabi with 47,000 viewers.
Sony MAX returned to the No.1 position in the movie genre with 336,000 viewers, followed by Star Gold with 315,000 viewers, Rishtey Cineplex with 234,000 viewers, B4U Movies with 167,000 viewers and ZEE Cinema with 148,000 viewers.
B4U Music impressed with 256,000 viewers, followed by Brit Asia TV with 175,000 viewers, MTV Beats with 96,000 viewers and Sony Mix with 60,000 viewers.
NDTV 24×7 led the genre with 209,000 viewers, followed by ABP News with 203,000 viewers, Geo News with 200,000 viewers, Samaa TV with 196,000 viewers, New Vision TV with 189,000 viewers, Aaj Tak with 168,000 viewers, Dunya News with 115,000 viewers, Times Now with 48,000 viewers and News18 with 18,000 viewers.