The lockdown caused by Coronavirus has created trouble for TV channels. 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. Apart from which super hit shows like Ramayana, Mahabharata, Dekh Bhai Dekh, Buniyaad, Shaktimaan are present. For your information, let us tell you that due to these shows, Doordarshan is ruling the hearts of people again after years. The biggest proof of this is the TRP rating.
Expressing gratitude to the people, Prasar Bharati CEO Shashi Shekhar wrote – a big thank you to the viewers of Doordarshan. “According to Bark 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 from Corona. With this, Doordarshan’s viewership in the 12th week 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 Ramayana and Mahabharata broke the record in the first week. The viewership of both shows has reached 100 million. The first week Ramayana got 556 million and Mahabharata 150 million viewership, which is a historical record, before Ramayana created history in the first weekend.
Along with this, according to BARK, only 4 shows of Ramayana got 170 million viewers in the first weekend. On the first Saturday morning, the opening episode of Ramayana received 34 million viewers. Whose rating was 3.4%. The same day night show received a 5.2% rating with 45 million viewers.
In addition, 40 million viewers were received on the second day of the show’s launch i.e. on Sunday morning and 51 million on the night’s episode. Ramayan become the most watched show in Hindi General Entertainment category. PIB also said in its tweet that Ramayan‘s re-telecast on Doordarshan in Hindi GEC (General Entertainment Channel) show category 2015 The highest rating has been found since.