DD India beats Republic TV, to Gain No.1 News Channel Spot


DD India in its third week of being in top 5 lists climbed up to the number one spot casting aside the likes of Republic TV in English news genre in BARC India week 5. This week all the genres saw a spike in impressions as the seven days consisted of Republic Day and Budget Day. Zee News witnessed some movement in terms of positioning in the Hindi news genre rural and urban market.

Rank Channel Name Weekly Impressions (000s) sum
Week 5
1 DD India 1503
2 Republic TV 725
3 Times Now 611
4 India Today Television 356
5 CNN News18 309
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Source: https://www.barcindia.co.in


The genre saw a spike in viewership on the back of Republic day and Budget day. DD India’s viewership almost tripled from 596 impressions ‘000 to 1503 impressions ‘000 which assisted the channels to climb at number 1 spot, leaving behind Republic TV which was dominating the genre since its launch in 2017. India Today Television and CNN News18 are at the fourth and fifth position after interchanging their positions.

The channel was launched in 1995 as DD World. It was renamed as DD India in 2002

DD India also live streams in the below YouTube channel


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