MUMBAI: After being neck and neck
with its competitor CNBC TV18, Times
Network’s ET Now has upstaged its
rival to claim the No. 1 spot in the
week ended 18 September.
Interestingly, while ET Now
registered a small gain in viewership,
CNBC TV18 declined almost 100
ratings in thousands as per BARC
NDTV Ltd’s hybrid channel NDTV
Profit/Prime remained at the third
position, albeit a small increase in
Among the Hindi news channels, TV
Today Network’s Hindi news channel
Aaj Tak climbed back to the top
position in Week 37 of BARC ratings.
Zee News, which had dislodged Aaj Tak
in the previous week, was relegated
to the second spot.
Rajat Sharma-helmed India TV pushed
out ABP News, thus taking the third
spot in the hierarchy.
The top two channels of the English
news genre remained unchanged, with
Times Now leading the charts,
followed by NDTV 24X7.
India Today Television hopped on to
the third spot by outranking CNN-
Hindi business news remained
comparatively less volatile, with CNBC
Awaaz maintaining its lead over the
only other channel in the genre, Zee
Business. Both channels lost
viewership during the week under