Even though its weekday fictions have slipped in the ratings, the channel overall continues to climb up in the UK ratings.
According to official data from BARB for week ending Sunday 26th October, Star Plus was top choice during Diwali week.
The channel attracted a reach of 1,221,000 viewers – up from 1,134,000 last week. UMP Movies remained the second choice amongst the Asian TV channels with 751,000 viewers (down from 854,000 viewers) and Colors in third with 719,000 viewers (up from 703,000 viewers). Rishtey was in fourth with 672,000 viewers (down from 702,000 viewers) and Zing rounding off the Top 5 with 646,00 viewers (641,000 viewers).
The next tier saw Star Life Ok with 522,000 viewers (last week 533,000 viewers), Star Gold was next with 456,000 viewers (last week 413,000 viewers), SAB TV with 413,000 viewers (last week 562,000 viewers), Lamhe with 367,000 viewers (last week 347,000), Hum TV Europe with 356,000 viewers (last week 522,000 viewers).
The bottom tier consisted of PTC Punjabi with 183,000 viewers (last week 258,000) and PTV Global with 218,000 viewers (last week 152,000 viewers).
ARY News was the leading South Asian news channel with 501,000 viewers (last week 516,000 viewers), followed by Geo News with 253,000 viewers, SAMAA TV with 243,000 viewers, ABP News with 226,000 viewers, Aaj Tak with 215,000 viewers, NDTV 24×7 with 188,000 viewers and News18 India with 64,000 viewers.