With some of the most popular Hindi TV celebrities gathered in one night, the Star Parivaar Awards 2016 attracted a TV audience of 44 million viewers.

Aired on 28th May from 8 PM to 11 PM, the award show witnessed high engagement throughout the telecast, reaching a peak in its TV viewership between  9 PM and 9:30 PM.

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Star Plus experienced a 10x rise in its TV viewership on weekend prime-time compared to the previous weekends.

Presenting awards for some of the most popular Hindi TV shows on Star Plus, the Star Parivaar Awards 2016 witnessed a huge TV viewership across India. Gujarat leads with 14.4% of the total viewership, followed closely by Maharashtra.

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Meanwhile, Indian reality TV witnessed its own Gayle storm at ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ on Saturday, May 28th. The show featuring the West Indies cricketer attracted a TV audience of 32 million viewers.

Bringing Chris Gayle’s famous grooves from the cricket field to the stage, the episode experienced a rising TV viewership throughout the show, reaching a peak between 10:00 PM and 10:15 PM.

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The show witnessed a massive TV viewership spread across India. Maharashtra had the highest share of 14% of the total TV viewership.

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Out of the total viewership received by both the shows, 10.8% of the total viewers tuned into both the shows.

Whether it is award shows or popular reality TV, India’s TV audiences do enjoy a gathering of celebrities.


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