Television News: The popular old Ramayan and Mahabharat TV shows break the record. Doordarshan becomes No.1 Channel with over 100 million viewership.
The lockdown caused by Coronavirus has created trouble for TV channels. At the same time, it is proving to be a boon for Doordarshan. Prior to the lockdown, Doordarshan was seen by people with little due to Saas Bahu Saga and drama shows of private channels.
These days, Doordarshan remains the favorite channel of the people. The biggest reason for this was Doordarshan’s re-telecasting of its iconic shows. These include super hit shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Buniyaad, Shaktimaan.
Due to these shows, Doordarshan is ruling the hearts of people again after years. The biggest proof of this is the TRP rating. Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar wrote in a tweet thanking the people and wrote a big thank you to the audience of Doordarshan.
According to BARC India, Doordarshan is the most-watched channel in the 13th week in the country. Because of your support, the public broadcaster has helped Indians stay at home and stay safe in the war with Corona.
Prasar Bharati also tweeted that Doordarshan’s viewership has seen a huge increase in 1 week. In the 12th week, Doordarshan’s viewership was more than 267 million. At the same time, it increased to 2109 million in the 13th week. Doordarshan’s viewership has seen more than 650% growth.
In the second tweet, Prasar Bharati informed that the re-telecast of Ramayan and Mahabharat broke the record in the first week. The viewership of both shows has reached 100 million. In the first week, Ramayan got 556 million and Mahabharat 150 million viewership, which is a historical record.