Worldwide hit ‘The Martian’ premieres on Indian TV: 16.3 Mn viewers


The tenth highest grossing film of 2015 – ‘The Martian’ is finally here on Indian Television: 16.3 million viewers tuned in to watch the movie premiere on Star Movies. Check out some of the viewership trends:

Aired across two time-slots, the movie received higher viewership during the afternoon telecast – 8.4 million TV viewers.  The prime-time telecast received slightly lower viewership – 8.3 million TV viewers. Interestingly, the viewership gradually rose throughout the night and reached a peak in the last hour – 3.7 million TV viewers.block_3.png

Hyderabad had the highest number of viewers who watched the movie premiere – 1.2 million. Mumbai followed very closely with 1.1 million viewers. The cities of Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Gurgaon also topped the viewership chart.


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