While the exit of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ caused some concerns , the opening numbers for the big ticket ‘Jhalak Dikhla Jaa’ in the metro markets have ensured a good weekend for the channel officials. With 4.5 TVR for the curtainraiser episode and an average rating of 5.6 TVR for the opening episodes, Sony’s Ajit Thakur calls the numbers “unprecedented”.
Day Two of the FICCI Media & Entertainment Business Conclave (MEBC), held in Hyderabad on December 2, 2010, saw an interactive session on the topic ‘Rethinking content: The Holy Grail of a TV channel’s success’. Panelists discussed the ways to grab and retain audience attention and what kind of content will help achieve this objective.
While TAM results are eagerly awaited every Wednesday by the television industry, RAM has not matched up as a currency for the radio industry. One of the reasons cited is the limited coverage area of four metros. exchange4media gets the industry’s take on RAM, its shortcomings and the expectations from this audience measurement system.
The media industry has often got caught in the debate whether two measurement systems would help the industry grow or create a recipe for disaster for media sellers and buyers alike. The merger of NRS and IRS may have sorted that dilemma for the print industry and the clear strength of TAM Media Research has kept things simple for the broadcasting industry. However, aMap is present as a second television measurement system, and time and again has created the dreaded confusion as well.
The 5 shows produced by Yash Raj Films (YRF) for Sony Entertainment Television were launched to strengthen the weekend time band for the channel and to increase the channel’s popularity. While the channel promoted the shows extensively, they don’t seem to be a hit with the viewers yet as the numbers are far from satisfactory.