TRP

  • 'Bigg Boss' is a game of TRPs, says Pooja Misra November 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Reality TV star Pooja Misra describes 'Bigg Boss' as 'controversial' and says that the participants have to sign a 'Hitler's contract' before entering the reality show. Pooja, who featured in the fifth season of 'Bigg Boss 5', said: "'Bigg Boss' is a very controversial show. Staying in the 'Bigg...
  • TV show 'Mahabharat' gets impressive opening September 26, 2013

    Mumbai: Star Plus' mythological show 'Mahabharat' received an encouraging response from the youth. The epic has hit the right chord with the youth by getting a 849 TVTs (Television Viewership in Thousands), said a statement. "We are extremely happy with the grand welcome it has received. There is very encouraging positive...
  • I-T offers help in filing returns at door steps July 24, 2012

    New Delhi: In a major drive to help taxpayers file returns, the Income Tax Department on Tuesday offered to provide expert services at door-steps in the four metros and some major cities like Bangalore, Jaipur and Patna. Also, it has started 'Online Tax Help' to provide professional services to resolve tax-filing...
  • Aamir unaffected by low 'Satyamev Jayate' TRPs June 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Satyamev Jayate may not have been able to match the TRPS of Kaun Banega Crorepati, but that is not upsetting Aamir Khan. Aamir has said that his show has unprecedented viewership with entire villages sitting together to watch the story unfold. Going by the Television Rating Points that...
  • Media promoting superstitions, backward ideas: Katju May 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Accusing Indian media of promoting superstitions and backward ideas to divert people's attention from real issues, Press Council Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Thursday alleged that the media houses are often looked upon by their owners as the means of making money. "In India, the recent tendencies show the...
  • I & B Ministry to increase TRP sample size January 10, 2011

    New Delhi: A committee set up by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry has called for greater sample size in Television Rating Points (TRP), taking a serious view of the small sample size used by the two existing Rating Agencies in India. It also felt that rural areas have been ignored in...
  • KBC beats all other reality shows in TRPs October 13, 2010

    Mumbai: On Monday night, Amitabh Bachchan and Kaun Banega Crorepati made a comeback on the small screen coinciding with the Big B's 68th birthday. So did Bachchan senior manage to make an impact on the TRPs? Bachchan's return to the fourth season of Kaun Banega Crorepati has been an event in...
  • India-Pak hockey game generates record TV viewership March 2, 2010

    New Delhi: The historic India-Pakistan match on the opening day of the Hockey World Cup on Sunday attracted record number of audience in the country, generating viewing figures akin to that of one-day cricket internationals. The match, in which India beat Pakistan 4-1 during primetime, gained an audience share of 8.9...
  • Colors strikes gold with Khatron Ke Khiladi - 2 September 17, 2009

    New Delhi: Television channel Colours channel is scoring big with the show that scares the most. Khatron Ke Khiladi - level 2 is the most watched show on television this week as per reports. A successful first season in 2008, Akshay Kumar's Khatron Ke Khiladi - level 2 which came with greater...
  • No kidding: Balika Vadhu has got viewers hooked September 19, 2008

    Mumbai: From glycerine drops to grand sets, Colors’ Balika Vadhu has all the ingredients of any great Indian soap opera. But this soap, which treats the unusual subject of child-marriage with great sensitivity, has got the TRPs that Colors needed to make an impact in the cluttered space of Hindi General...
  • Audience panel to rate TV shows: TRAI August 19, 2008

    New Delhi: Telecom watchdog TRAI has recommended that television rating points be monitored by the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC). BARC is expected to start work by January 2009 by inviting bids from rating agencies. Once the work starts BARC will sign a memorandum of understanding with the Information and Broadcasting...
  • Clean sweep for IPL: TV shows, movies bowled over May 15, 2008

    Mumbai: Dipping TRPs for K-serials, no great kick-start for SRK's Panchvi Pass, who's to blame? "I would watch Paanchi Paas," says the King Khan. But it seems not everybody agrees with the King Khan because the DLF Indian Premier League seems to be grabbing more eyeballs than anything on the small...
  • I was threatened for fighting TRP trickery: Dasmunsi April 24, 2008

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunsi shocked the Lok Sabha on Thursday when he alleged that he had been threatened five times for trying to curb manipulation of Television Rating Points (TRP). "TRP is a game plan. In a nation of 100 crore population, meters were installed only...
  • IPL hits a six with cricket-showbiz combo April 22, 2008

    The gentleman’s game has had a makeover. So move over Test cricket and One-Day cricket as the Indian Premier League (IPL) T20 tournament is here to stay. The BCCI-backed IPL claims it will give serious competition to the saas bahu soaps on television as a "sizeable number of women" have...
  • Dasmunshi's thumbs down for TRP system November 23, 2007

    Panaji: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister P R Dasmunshi on Friday disapproved of the current TRP rating system in India and said his ministry will be dealing with the issue soon. "I am not convinced with the kind of TRP ratings done in India. We are going to address this issue...
  • Saas bahu saga is passe, talent shows drive TRPs September 21, 2007

    Mumbai: It’s a show that could redefine television-viewing habits and television show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa has managed to make to shake things up a bit. After 14 years of scouting for singing talent on Indian television, the show has gone ahead of the Indian couch potatato's staple diet,...
  • SRK couldn't care less about TRPs January 4, 2008

    New Delhi: The debate on who — Amitabh Bachchan or Shah Rukh Khan — is hotter on hot seat in Star TV's Kaun Banega Crorepati is on, and reports on TRPs are only adding fuel to the fire. Last week, it was widely reported that viewership for SRK's KBC was...
  • Is Star TV on the verge of collapse? June 18, 2007

    New Delhi: While viewers have been talking about the change of guard on KBC, the industry has been agog with the impending change of guard behind KBC. Star stalwarts Peter Mukerjea and Samir Nair, both credited with making STAR the leading private broadcaster in the country, have finally confirmed all...
  • Reality TV woos Indian mindspace October 27, 2006

    New Delhi: Over the last two years, the whole country has woken up to the new phenomenon of reality TV, where lives are made, futures are built and sometimes hearts are broken, all before the gaze of a hungry 'live TV' audience. When more people pant over an Indian Idol...
  • Tune into a new radio rating currency October 4, 2006

    New Delhi: With about 280 radio stations across 91 cities, advertisers want to know who is tuning in and the Indian radio industry is all set to get into the numbers game as it adopts the globally excepted 'listenership montioring mechanism'. The Asia Pacific director of Radio for Nielson Media...