Republic TV, the New #1?

18 May,2017


By A Correspondent


BARCIndia, the joint industry body, that measures television audiences in India hasn’t released its data to the media as yet. But they have reached subscribers as of 11am today (May 18), and the numbers have now been claimed by Republic TV on its broadcast.

Note, while we have no reason to disbelieve Republic, these numbers are not verfied by MxMIndia, and BARC has not shared its numbers with MxMIndia – under embargo otherwise.

The claims:

* Republic viewership is 51.8% in its debut week (Week 19 as per BARC data readings). The second best channel has 25% viewership.

* Republic has 60 per cent viewership

* Republic viewership is more than 550 times that of the third channel

According to a statement on the channel, founder, chief promoter and editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami said: “Deeply grateful to people of India”

The second and third channel being references to Times Now and India Today.

Please await detailed and official numbers by 1.30pm today

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