Front Page 2012: Pudhcha Paul, Devyani & Maa ranked most popular Marathi & Bangla fictions

22 Jan,2013

By A Correspondent

 

Maa (Star Jalsha) and Star Pravah shows Pudhcha Paul and Devyani have ranked the most popular amongst fiction shows in Bangla and Marathi in the year 2012 as per results of Front Page 2012: A Media & Entertainment Review, the Ormax Media yearender.

 

Channel-wise, both Star Pravah and Zee Marathi have similar representation in the fiction category leaders though three of the top five shows belong to Star Pravah. Interestingly, three of these shows were launched in 2012.

 

The graph below captures the top 5 Marathi fiction programmes for the year, with a popularity score representing their audience response:

 

In the Bangla space, Maa (Star Jalsha) is ranked as the Most Popular Fiction Show.

 

Star Jalsha dominates the popularity for fiction shows. All the top five shows in the popularity charts belong to the channel. There is very close competition among the top three shows – Maa, Ishti Kutum and Tapur Tupur, with their popularity shares being almost similar. Interestingly, the shutdown of Sananda TV has benefitted Star Jalsha and Zee Bengali, as Sananda TV’s share is now shared between the two channels.

 

The graph below captures the top 5 Bangla fiction programmes for the year, with a popularity score representing their audience response:

 

MxMIndia is exclusive media partner for Ormax Media’s Front Page 2012. MxMIndia will carry exclusive coverage on the findings over the next few weeks. Set up in 2008 by Vispy Doctor and Shailesh Kapoor, the Ormax Media partners with 76 leading media brands today, including Star India Network, Viacom 18 Television Network, Sony Television Network, Turner India, Disney India, Times Television, Yash Raj Films, Fox Star Studios, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, DAR Motion Pictures, Group M India, Radio City, My FM and many others.

 

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