Kaun Banega Crorepati opened to great audience excitement on 11th October. The ratings are expected to shoot in few weeks. With the entire hula boo surrounding the airing of the show, it is expected that, the ratings will surpass those of the previous seasons and the other shows. The first season of KBC started in the year 2000 and was hosted by Amitabh Bachchan.
The first season had a total of 270 episodes and the average TVR for the season was 14.1 (CS 4+, HSM). The game show opened at 8.96 TVR, while the finale clocked in 7.26 TVR. The show subsequently made a comeback after a gap of two years with actor Shah Rukh Khan as the host on STAR Plus. The third season, which had 53 episodes, recorded an average TVR of 6.8.
This year however, the media research and consulting firm Ormax Media predicted that the fourth season of KBC can open at 5.5-6 TVR or even more. With massive promotions on television, the show is expected to generate good ratings. The factors that can play a big role in ratings can be the genre of the shows that are airing in the channels at the same time slot, as well as the audience categories and the programming of the other shows in Colors such as Bigg Boss.
The show airs on Sony on weekdays at 9 pm.