UK TV Reach: &TV & UMP Movies close-in on top

Raj Baddhan

Senior Editor


&TV and UMP Movies inched closer to the number one position in latest UK television weekly reach data, as Star Plus slipped but remained on top.

According to official data from BARB for week ending Sunday 31st July 2016, Star Plus registered one of its smallest ever weekly reach figures with 787,000 viewers (last week 911,000 viewers). ‘Yeh Hai Mohabbatein’ was the biggest show of the week with 211,000 viewers – on Wednesday at 19:30. &TV followed with 648,000 viewers (last week 724,000 viewers) and UMP Movies in third with 632,000 viewers (last week 722,000 viewers). In fourth place, Zing scored 589,000 viewers (last week 527,000 viewers) and Rishtey with 556,000 viewers (last week 489,000 viewers).

The next tier consisted of Star Gold with 523,000 viewers (last week 558,000 viewers), Hum TV with 503,000 viewers (last week 515,000 viewers), SAB TV with 479,000 viewers (last week 480,000 viewers), Colors TV with 404,000 viewers (last week 419,000 viewers), Life Ok with 379,000 viewers (last week 419,000 viewers) and PTC Punjabi with 275,000 viewers (last week 240,000 viewers).

The bottom tier consisted of Geo TV with 266,000 viewers, Prime TV with 261,000 viewers, followed by Venus TV with 202,000 viewers, PTV Global with 157,000 viewers, Sikh Channel with 153,000 viewers, Brit Asia TV with 82,000 viewers and Akaal Channel with 66,000 viewers.

ARY News remained the nation’s most watched South Asian news channel in the UK with 475,000 viewers (last week 506,000 viewers), followed by Geo News and Dunya TV with 293,000 viewers, SAMAA TV with 226,000 viewers and NDTV 24×7 with 206,000 viewers. The next batch consisted of Geo Tez with 186,000 viewers, followed by Aaj Tak with 110,000 viewers, ABP News with 86,000 viewers, News18 with 58,000 viewers and Times Now with 52,000 viewers.