Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India: News

Airing of 'national interest' content daily mandatory from January 1

The policy of mandating TV channels to air content of 'national interest' for 30 minutes every day is likely to come into effect from the beginning of 2023.

25 Jan 2021

Arnab Goswami

Arnab Goswami gave me $12,000, Rs. 40L: Former BARC CEO

Republic TV Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami paid former Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) CEO Partho Dasgupta $12,000 and Rs. 40 lakh over three years for favorable TRPs (Television Rating Points), according to a supplementary charge sheet filed in the TRP scam case.

15 Jan 2021

Arnab Goswami

TRP scam: WhatsApp chats between Arnab Goswami, ex-BARC CEO leaked

The Mumbai Police, which is probing the alleged TRP (Television Rating Points) scam, has reportedly released alleged WhatsApp chats between Republic TV editor-in-chief Arnab Goswami and ex-CEO of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Partho Dasgupta.

13 Dec 2020


TRP scam: Mumbai Police arrests Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani

The Mumbai Police on Sunday arrested Republic TV CEO Vikas Khanchandani in connection with a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

20 Oct 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput

CBI takes over TRP scam probe over complaint in UP

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday took over the probe into the alleged manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points) by three news channels, including Republic TV.

15 Oct 2020


Amid TRP fraud controversy, BARC pauses ratings of news channels

Just as news channels remain embroiled in a petty fight over who leads the viewership race, the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) has decided to pause weekly ratings for three months.

TRP scam: Republic TV CFO skips Mumbai Police summons

Shiva Subramaniyam Sundaram, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Republic TV, has requested the Mumbai Police to reschedule the summons issued to him into a scam about the manipulation of TRPs (Television Rating Points).

03 Apr 2020


'Ramayan' breaks records, garners 17 crore viewers in first weekend

Three-decades-old Ramayan is a hit on TV, once again!

19 Sep 2019

Kapil Sharma

TRP report: Amitabh Bachchan's 'KBC 11' proves its mettle

After witnessing a significant dip in TRPs last week, the latest report released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) came with a sigh of relief.

12 Sep 2019

Amitabh Bachchan

#TRPReport: Is Amitabh Bachchan's 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' losing grip?

The much-awaited TRP ratings for week 36 have been released by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), and it doesn't look like encouraging for many shows.

06 Sep 2019

Amitabh Bachchan

TRP report: 'TMKOC,' 'KBC11' win hearts, witness jump in ratings

The Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has finally released the much-awaited TRP report (a day late though) for week 35, and looks like it hasn't changed much.

29 Aug 2019

Star Plus

TRP report: 'KBC 11' makes it to top 5 shows

It's Thursday, and the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has released its TRP report of the television shows for week 34.

23 Aug 2019

Akshay Kumar

TRP report: 'The Kapil Sharma Show' back in top 5

The Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC) has released the TRP report of top television shows of 33rd week.

23 Nov 2018


BJP is top advertiser on TV, beats Amazon, Netflix, Trivago

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has surpassed streaming giants Amazon and Netflix in advertising on television, ahead of crucial assembly elections in five states, ET reports.

29 Aug 2018


95% homes in South India have a TV: BARC India

The total TV penetration is highest in Southern India with 95% of homes in the five states owning a television set, a survey stated.

23 Jun 2018


Happy to see how 'Hichki' resonated with audiences: Director Siddharth

Filmmaker Siddharth P Malhotra says he is happy that his last directorial venture "Hichki" was well-received by the audiences, especially women.

24 Feb 2018

Salman Khan

'Rising Star' goes up on the TRP charts

In a rejoice for the team of 'Rising Star', the singing reality show is now among the top 5 shows on Television.

17 Oct 2017


How Doordarshan's revolutionary Free Dish helped private companies instead

In 2002, Doordarshan launched DD Direct, a direct-to-home (DTH) service run by Prasar Bharati, to compete with emerging competitors.

18 May 2017


Republic TV outperforms Times now in debut week

Arnab Goswami's news channel Republic TV out performed Times Now with 2.11 million impressions in its first week debut, 84.4% higher than that of Times Now.

18 Apr 2017


NDTV to sell some of its strategic assets

New Delhi Television or NDTV Ltd has notified BSE and NSE as per the Company's Code of Conduct for Prevention of Insider Trading, that it would close its trading window as it has convened a board-meeting to discuss the potential sale of some of its strategic assets.