UK TV Reach: Star Plus rises further; Sony TV & MAX impress

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Star Plus continued to the climb in latest UK weekly reach data, according to official BARB figures for week ending Sunday 22nd October.

The channel delivered 763,000 viewers – up from 747,000 viewers last week. This was the fourth consecutive increase for Star Plus in BARB weekly reach data. Sony Entertainment Television moved up to No.2 with 429,000 viewers, followed by Star Bharat with 365,000 viewers, Colors with 358,000 viewers, Sony SAB TV with 307,000 viewers, Hum TV with 290,000 viewers, Zing with 251,000 viewers, &TV with 235,000 viewers, Rishtey with 212,000 viewers and Geo TV with 210,000 viewers.

The others in the pecking order were ZEE TV with 191,000 viewers, Prime TV with 179,000 viewers, PTC Punjabi with 172,000 viewers, Star Utsav with 153,000 viewers, Akaal Channel with 146,000 viewers, ATN Bangla with 129,000 viewers, PTV Global with 108,000 viewers, Geo Kahani with 92,000 viewers, Venus TV with 67,000 viewers, ZEE Punjabi with 64,000 viewers, Urdu 1 Europe with 29,000 viewers and A Plus Europe with 11,000 viewers.

Movie genre
Star Gold continued to emerge as the UK’s most watched Asian movie channel with 511,000 viewers, followed by Sony MAX with its biggest ever ratings. It delivered 467,000 viewers. ZEE Cinema was at No.3 with 358,000 viewers and B4U Movies with 269,000 viewers.

Music genre
B4U Music remained the UK’s favourite Asian music channel with 244,000 viewers, followed by Brit Asia TV with 144,000 viewers, MTV Beats with 78,000 viewers and Sony Mix with 24,000 viewers.

News genre
Geo News topped the South Asian news genre with 249,000 viewers, followed by New Vision TV with 222,000 viewers, ABP News with 202,000 viewers, Samaa TV with 189,000 viewers, NDTV 24×7 with 187,000 viewers, Aaj Tak with 156,000 viewers and Dunya News with 141,000 viewers. Times Now with 88,000 viewers, followed by UK 44 with 48,000 viewers and News18 with 26,000 viewers.

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