The media agency has estimated the opening TVR to be at 3.9 among All Adults, 15 years+, SEC ABC, All India. This is 30 per cent higher than last season of Bigg Boss..
October 8, 2012
As part of their television rating estimation series, MEC has announced the rating estimate for this season of Big Boss which is launched on Sunday, October 7, 2012. Big Boss is moving from the late-night slot of 10:30 PM last season to the prime time slot of 9 PM this season. This in itself should lead to an increase in rating compared to last season. However, it will compete with KBC in this time slot.
MEC has estimated the opening TVR for this season to be at 3.9 among All Adults, 15 years+, SEC ABC, All India. This is 30 per cent higher compared to the opening TVR of 3 last season.
Geetha Shiv, National Director, Analytics & Insight, MEC, said, “We have found in our model that promos are a key influencing factor. While the promos on Colors are comparable to last season, we are seeing a spike in promos on other channels in the last one week. This can add to the rating increase.”
It may be noted that Colors has been holding its share in the 9 to 10 PM slot with Jhalak Dikhla Ja even post the launch of KBC.
The search volume index which has been taken as an indicator of buzz is comparable to the last season.
Sunder Muthuraman, Managing Partner, Meritus Analytics, commented, “Analytical process of forecasting is fine-tuned with testing/validating various variables that are affecting the results and a sound business appreciation of those variables. Continuous forecasting helps in managing and timing investments better.”
★ With no TAM data, Bigg Boss to go without opening week score!
Fiction shows like Zee TV’s upcoming ‘Qubool Hai’ and big-ticket reality shows like Bigg Boss and India’s Got Talent on Colors, KBC on Sony and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV are set to experience the maximum jolt in the absence of TRPs..
October 17, 2012
TAM ratings are undoubtedly the lifeline of the television industry affecting both revenues and programming, and the temporary suspension of its data will certainly bring a visible impact for TV channels. Advertisers and media planners take the current, weekly performance of channels and their programmes into account for allocating budgets for ads but at the same time, it will be interesting to see how the temporary suspension of TAM data for nine weeks impacts programming which is completely dependent on TRPs.
Given the fact that Hindi general entertainment channels take the largest chunk of ad revenues, they are expected to witness the maximum impact during these nine weeks starting this week. If we take a look at last week’s TAM data, Star Plus was No. 1 with 274 GRPs followed by Colors at No. 2 with 233 GRPs, Zee TV at No. 3 with 231 GRPs, Sony at No. 4 with 205 GRPs, SAB at No. 5 with 128 GRPs and Life OK at No. 6 with 121 GRPs.
Considering the average for the last four weeks, Star Plus was at No. 1 with 261 GRPs followed by Colors at No. 2 with 233 GRPs, Zee TV at No. 3 with 231 GRPs, Sony at No. 4 with 217 GRPs, Life OK at No. 5 with 134 GRPs and SAB at No. 6 with 130 GRPs.
Barring the established fiction shows, new fiction shows like Zee TV’s upcoming show ‘Qubool Hai’ and big-ticket reality shows like Bigg Boss and India’s Got Talent on Colors, KBC on Sony Entertainment Television and Sa Re Ga Ma Pa on Zee TV are set to experience the maximum jolt in the absence of TRPs.
However, all eyes will be on India’s costliest reality show, Bigg Boss, which was launched last week. It will now not even see its opening score on TAM peoplemeters! Colors has put much on stake by making the show cleaner so that it can be watched with family and by bringing it back to the primetime 9 PM slot. Bigg Boss was majorly driven by TRPs in its previous seasons due to which it had faced a number of controversies.
It will now be interesting to see how Colors achieve its sales target set for Bigg Boss as both TRPs and reach would be unknown even for its opening episode. However, Colors does not seem worried. Nayak told reporters on the occasion of the launch of Bigg Boss Tour last Friday that the channel had already locked in five sponsors while two more would come on board soon. “Vodafone is back with a bang as presenting sponsor and for the first time the show is powered by Samsung Galaxy Note II,” informed Nayak.
When asked about his preparations for regular and ad hoc advertisers post suspension of TAM data, Nayak said, “We have our strategies in place and I’m sure we will be able to handle it efficiently.”