Most Popular News Channel In India | Top 5 Most Watched News Channel

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India is a huge country with 100’s of news channel in dozens of different languages. The situation in India has become such that the number of news channels is more than the news itself. News channels are constantly competing to make news reach people quickly and they become the first one to provide news to the viewers. All the news channel try to show news in an entertaining way so that people keep watching their news channel. To keep their news channel engaging and interesting, some anchors invite their guests to court for a interview, while some shout at their guests and call it a debate. 

Despite so much competition, there are some channels that remain the first choice of people. Today we will tell you about the Top 5 most popular news channel of india. Rankings will be based on the number of viewers per week. We will be using weekly(23/05/20 TO 29/05/20) data of BARC to rank top 5 most popular news channel in India.

1.AAJ TAK

Aaj tak is the most popular news channel in india
  • No. of Viewers/Week-260225000 (26Crore)
  • Slogan-Sabse Tez
  • Launch Date-31 December 2000
  • Head Quarter-Noida, UP
  • Popular Shows– ‘Halla Bol’, ‘Desh Tak’ and ‘Khabardar’
  • Associated Journalist-Rajdeep Sardesai, Anjana Om Kashyap, Shweta Singh and Rohit Sardana
  • Official Website
  • Aaj Tak was a news show on Doordarshan Metro, Between 1995 and 2000. After the huge popularity of the show it launched its own channel.
  • Aaj Tak has won the ITA (Indian Television Academy) Award for best news channel popular 2019, it has now won this award 18 out of total 19 times since inception of these awards.

2.INDIA TV

India tv most watched news channel in india
  • No. Of Viewers/Week-189533000 (18 Crore)
  • Slogan-Aap Ki Awaaj(Voice of the public)
  • Launch Date-20 May 2004
  • HeadQuarter-Noida, UP
  • Popular Shows-Aap Ki Adalat, Aaj Ki Baat, Saas Bahu Or Suspense,  and Chakrvyuh
  • Associalted Journalist-Rajat Sharma, Saurav Sharma, Archana Singh and  Surbhi R Sharma
  • Official Website
  • Prior to launching India TV, Rajat Sharma was a previously the anchor of ‘Aap Ki Adalat’ on Zee News and ‘Janata Ki Adalat’ on Star News. His wife advised him to launch his news channel, and India TV came into existence.
  • Aap Ki Adalat is India’s by far the strongest running show on Indian television, attracting millions of viewers since 1993.
  • India TV broke all the rating records when Narendra Modi came in Aap Ki Adalat just before 2014 general election.

3. ABP NEWS

news channel logo in abp news
  • No. Of Viewers/Week-172990000 (17 Crore)
  • Slogan-Aapko Rakhe Aage
  • Launch Date-18 February 1998
  • HeadQuarter-Noida, UP
  • Popular Shows-Reality Report, Viral Sach, Jana Mana and Pehli Khabar
  • Associalted Journalist-Rubika Liyaqat, Pratima Mishra, Punya Prasun Bajpai and Dibang
  • Official Website
  • It was the first bilingual (Hindi – English) news service channel. Until 2003, it aired under the leadership of Star TV and directed by NDTV. But after the agreement with NDTV ended in 2003, it was shifted to a full Hindi-language channel by Star TV.
  • On 16 April 2012, agreement between ABP Group and Star news came to an end, and Star news became ABP news.
  • ABP News was awarded the News Channel of the Year (Jury Choice) at the Exchange4Media News Broadcasting Awards 2019

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4. TV9 BHARATVARSH

TV9 BHARATVARSH no 1 news channel
  • No. of viewers/Per week-170308000(17 Crore)
  • Slogan-Poorab Ho Ya Pashchim, Uttar Ho Ya Dakshin…Saaree Dishaon Kee Har Badee Khabar, Khabar Ke Peechhe Kee Khabar
  • Launch Date-31 March 2019
  • Headquarter-Noida,UP
  • Popular Shows-Duniya Jahan,Desi Khabar, Bhagyamantra and Abhi Turant
  • Associated Journalist-Nishant Chaturvedi, Dinesh Gautam, Samir Abbas and Sumaira Khan
  • Official Website
  • Even though TV9 Bharatvarsh news channel was launched a year ago but it is a part of 14 year old news power house TV9 group.
  • It is owned by Associated Broadcasting Company Private Limited, which also operates news channels like TV9 Gujarati, TV9 Kannada, TV9 Telugu, TV9 Marathi, Jai Telangana TV
  • Despite being such a new channel, this channel has managed to gain popularity among the people.

5. REPUBLIC BHARAT

republic bharat
  • No. of Viewers/Week-168900000(16 Crore)
  • Slogan-Rashtra Ke Naam
  • Launch Date-2 Feb 2019
  • Headquarter– Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Popular Shows-Puchta Hai Bharat,Mahabharat and  Raftaar Khabar
  • Associated Journalist-Arnab Goswami, Sweta Tripathi, Sweta Srivastava and  Shazia Nisar
  • Official Website
  • Republic Bharat is known for no-holds-barred debates, often loud and cacophonic, led by the face of the channel and anchor – Arnab Goswami.
  • This Channel has been surrounded by controversies since its launch. It is accused of biased reporting in favour of  ruling Bhartiya Janta Party and propagtaing fake news.

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