According to the BARC ratings of the week 49, for the period between Saturday, 2nd December 2017 to Friday, 8th December 2017, TV9 News dominated the Kannada with 66,303 (000s) impressions and Telugu market 45,467 (000s) impressions, on the other hand Asianet News was the topper of Malayalam News space with 49,330 (000s) impressions, while Polimer News dominated Tamil Nadu market with 55,653 (000s) impressions 2+ years TG.
Kannada News Market:
Following the topper, Public TV is placed in the 2nd position with 45,480 (000s) impressions and Suvarna News 24 X7 comes 3rd in the list with 28,163 (000s) impressions. The 4th and 5th positions were occupied by News 18 Kannada and BTV News respectively with a meagre difference of 386 impressions.
There seems to be a neck to neck competition between the News Channels in the Telugu News market where, ABN Andhra Jyothi and TV5 News is seen competing closely with each other with a difference of just 197 impressions. On the other hand, NTV Telugu with 39,322 (000s) impressions and V6 News with 30,898 (000s) impressions are put in the 4th and 5th places respectively.
Tamil News Market:
Polimer News is seen leading with the list, followed by Thanthi TV and Puthiya Thalaimurai in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively with 49,388 (000s) and 38,594 (000s) impressions. News 7 Tamil with 26,280 (000s) impressions and News18 Tamilnadu (000s) with 18,914 impressions occupied the 4th and 5th places respectively.
Malayalam News Market:
Asianet News is seen dominating the Malayalam news market giving the 2nd and 3rd positions for Manorama News 28,784 (000s) and Mathrubhumi News 22,463 (000s) respectively. News18 Kerala with 8,035 (000s) impressions and People TV 7,575 (000s) impressions have managed to take the last two positions in the Top 5 chart.