Commenting on the success of the show, Swati Mohan Business Head India, Fox Networks Group said, “The response to our documentary on the BSF has been overwhelming. We thank the Border Security Force for the all the support, and for making the entire production process an enriching experience for us. The film was an ode to the unsung heroes that guard our borders and it was made to instill a sense of pride in every Indian. The ratings are not only a testimony of the quality of production, but also the love and respect the country has for its real heroes. The appreciation we have received for this documentary reassures us on our commitment to bring to viewers extraordinary and path breaking documentaries that reiterate Nat Geo’s gold standards of iconic and visually stunning story-telling.”
The documentary salutes the spirit and never say die attitude of our soldiers. It brought viewers closer to the unflinching soldiers guarding the nation’s frontline. Even before the premiere, the appeal of the documentary insured that the digital promotions of the show engaged more than 2.2 mil users (reaching more than 20 mil users in total). With the massive support that the campaign was getting, Nat Geo also created an online platform that enabled users to send messages to soldiers at the border.
Star Jalsha topped the chart once again with 249017 GVTs. Zee Bangla remained at second spot with 148726 GVTs, followed by Jalsha Movies with 59127 GVTs. Colors Bangla climbed to fourth position with 29694 GVTs, while Zee Bangla Cinema returned to fifth spot with 29568 GVTs.
Among the Bhojpuri players, Bhojpuri Cinema retained its lead position with 17459 GVTs. Big Magic Ganga stood strong at second spot with 13807 GVTs, followed by Dabangg and Dangal TV with 7559 and 6358 GVTs, respectively. ETV Bihar Jharakhand occupied fifth position with 2877 GVTs.
With 104840 GVTs, Sarthak TV topped the chart once again in Oriya speaking market. Tarang TV remained at second spot with 58338 GVTs, followed by Colors Oriya with 20685 GVTs. Odisha TV and Prathana stood at fourth and fifth position with 15175 and 9527 GVTs, respectively.
Sun TV stood strong with 940017 GVTs, followed by KTV and Star Vijay with 266467 and 205750 GVTs, respectively. Zee Tamil climbed to fourth position with 83468 GVTs, while Polimer slipped to fifth spot with 80920 GVTs.
ETV continued to lead in Telugu market with 425580 GVTs, while Zee Telugu stood strong at second spot with 386308 GVTs. Maa TV climbs to third position with 375080 GVTs, while Gemini TV slipped to fourth spot with 279266 GVTs, followed by sister channel Gemini Movies with GVTs.
Colors Kannada topped the chart once again with 296182 GVTs. Zee Kannada climbed to second position with 145618 GVTs. Survana remained at third spot with 139926 GVTs, while Udaya Movies slipped to fourth position with 134633 GVTs. Udaya TV occupied fifth spot with 127689 GVTs.
In Malayalam market, Asianet continued to lead with 342404 GVTs. Mazhavil Manorama remained at second spot with 110924 GVTs, followed by Flowers TV with 76456 GVTs. Surya TV returned to fourth position with 69935 GVTs, while Asianet Movies slipped to fifth spot with 60615 GVTs.
Times Now maintained its lead with 422 GVTs. NDTV 24×7 climbed to second spot with 238 GVTs, followed by CNN IBN with 199 GVTs. India Today TV slipped from second spot in week 3 to fourth position with 186 GVTs. News 9 remained at fifth spot with 104 GVTs.
CNBC TV18 claimed the throne with 183 GVTs. Last week’s topper ET Now slipped to second spot with 181 GVTs. NDTV Profit and NDTV Prime remained at third position with 49 GVTs, followed by Bloomberg TB with 14 GVTs.
With 3124 GVTs, Movies Now stood strong at top position. Star Movies remained at second spot with 2228 GVTs, followed by Sony Pix with 2166 GVTs. Zee Studio stood at fourth position with 1350 GVTs, while HBO occupied fifth spot with 1111 GVTs.
Sony Pal climbed to sixth position with 420179 GVTs. Rishtey occupied seventh spot with 416858 GVTs, while Life OK slipped to eighth spot with 411480 GVTs. Sony Sab stood strong at ninth spot with 341472 GVTs, followed by DD National with 339276 GVTs.
Colors’Naagin continued to lead with 19133 GVTs, followed by Zee TV’s Kum kum Bhagya with 15554 GVTs. Star Plus’s SaathNibhaanaSaathiya returned to third spot with 12095 GVTs, while Color’s Sasural Simar Ka slipped to fourth position with GVTs. Zee TV’s Jamai Raja remained at fifth spot with 11249 GVTs.
AajTak maintained its lead with 105690 GVTs, followed by India TV and ABP News with 76655 and 62302 GVTs, respectively. Zee News stood strong at fourth spot with 58335 GVTs and India News remained at fifth position with 57141 GVTs.
Sony Max claimed the throne with 436612 GVTs. Zee Cinema stood strong at second spot with 360384 GVTs, while last week’s topper Star Gold slipped to third position with 353514 GVTs. At fourth spot was Movies OK with 228086 GVTs, followed by &pictures with 164605 GVTs.
Star Sports 1 topped the chart once again with 263856 GVTs, followed by sister channel Star Sports 3 with 250758 GVTs. Ten Sports remained at third position with 212053 GVTS. Sony Six stood at fourth spot with 19307 GVTs and Ten Cricket occupied fifth position with 13936 GVTs.
With 116419 GVT, Mastiii continued to lead. B4U Music remained at second spot with 111158 GVTs, followed by Sony Mi and 9XM with 87693 and 75397 GVTs, respectively. 9X Jalwa occupied fifth position with 43989 GVTs.
Nick led the chart once again with 82521 GVTs followed by Cartoon Network and Pogo TV with 62316 and 59544 GVTs, respectively. Hungama remained at fourth spot with 53317 GVTs and Disney Channel was at fifth position with 44504 GVTs.
Zing stood strong at top spot with 12927 GVTs. MTV remained at second position with 10996 GVTs, followed by Bindass and Zoom with 7160 and 6905 GVTs, respectively. Channel V occupied fifth spot with 3879 GVTs.
Discovery Channel maintained its lead with 5017 GVTs, while National Geographic Channel climbed to second spot with 3753 GVTs. Animal Planet slipped to third position with 3257 GVTs, followed by History TV18 and Nat Geo Wild with 3166 and 1383 GVTs, respectively.
With the renewal, Star India will continue to broadcast Premier League matches on a live or delayed basis across India on the Star Sports channels as well as stream all matches on its digital platforms Hotstar and starsports.com.
“Our partnership with the Premier League is in line with our strategy of promoting and building football as a priority sport in the country. England’s Premier League is the most successful and viewed football league in the world with millions of fans in India,” said Sanjay Gupta, COO, Star India.
The Premier League is the most watched football league in the world, broadcast in 185 countries to 730 million homes.
“We have been broadcasting Premier League football for the last 15 years and this renewal reaffirms our faith in the strength of the competition as the best international football property. With Premier League, Bundesliga and the Indian Super League (ISL), we continue to have a portfolio of the best of global and Indian football,” added Gupta.
Star India is a fully owned subsidiary of 21st Century Fox.