The episode with Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif fetched 7.5 TVR which is highest for any weekend reality show…
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | August 16, 2012
DID Little Masters created history and became highest ever rated weekend reality show on the day when Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif appeared on the TV to promote ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ for the first time. Based on viewership data sourced from TAM subscribers for Week 32 (August 5 – Aug 11), the show managed to fetch 7.5 TVR on August 5, 2012.
Among weekday programming line-ups, Star Plus is restricted to 4 shows in the top 10 list followed by Colors with three shows. Zee TV, SAB and Sony have one show each in the top 10 list.
Among weekend programming, Zee TV’s DID Little Masters remained No. 1 followed by Sony’s crime shows, Crime Patrol and CID.
Zee TV’s DID Little Masters became the highest rated weekend reality show with 7.5 TVR on August 5, 2012 when Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif appeared on the TV to promote ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ for the first time. The show averaged at 6.2 TVR (last week 4.4).
Sony’s Crime Patrol has recorded an average TVR of 4.0 TVR (last week 3.1).
Sony’s other crime show, CID, has fetched 3.8 TVR this week (last week 3.3).
Colors’ celebrity dance reality show, Jhalak Dikhhla Ja, has recorded an average TVR of 2.6 (last week 2.8).
Zee TV’s Fear Files has averaged at 2.4 TVR this week (last week 2.6).
Indian Idol on Sony has garnered an average TVR of 2.3 TVR this week (last week 1.7).
The new crime fiction ‘Arjun’ on Star Plus opened at 2.3 TVR on August 11, 2012
(The data sourced from TAM subscribers is based on TG CS 4+ years, HSM markets.)
There’s no denying that wherever Salman Khan goes, mischief and madness has to follow. When Salman went on the sets of DID L’il Masters to promote his upcoming film Ek Tha Tiger along with co-star Katrina Kaif, the superstar of Bollywood successfully did what no other star has ever dared to attempt i.e. to bully Mithunda and yes, the grandmaster Mithunda was literally huffing and puffing his way through the entire episode as Salman Khan dragged India’s original disco dancer into performing a series of mad challenges and stunts.
Salman made Mithunda climb up a slippery slope on the stage with his leather shoes on and guffawed as the Grandmaster comically slid back down to the floor. He also got dada to ride pillion with him on a kiddie bicycle that l’il Jeet had brought onto the stage. Dada was clearly the scapegoat of the day as the entire audience, cast and crew burst into fits of laughter each time Salman cornered dada into trying some new stunt.
Salman did not spare any opportunity to dare Mithunda into doing something he’d never done before. Like when Katrina was impressed by Raghav’s trademark ‘Slow-Mo’ style, Salman suggested Mithunda join him on stage to try his hand at it too. And while at it, Salman suddenly sprang out of his “slow mo” pose and got down onto all fours and crawled right between dada’s legs, leaving him stumped. As if Mithunda and Salman doing the “slow mo” dance together wasn’t enough, Salman also got him to recreate the horse riding scene from their film Veer in slow motion… Mithunda played along and got into the groove and gave some rather “intense” expressions pretending to ride a horse leaving Salman and the audiences on the sets rolling with laughter on the floor.
A much amused Geeta Kapur said, “This was by far the most entertaining shoot experience on DID L’il Masters. Salman has done what no one ever managed to do across multiple seasons of Dance India Dance. No one dares to rag Mithun da. The number of times he made dada go up on stage in this one episode is more than the total number of times Dada has moved from his seat across all seasons of Dance India Dance put together. Salman really pulled a fast one on dada every single time he dragged him up on stage, leaving everybody choking with laughter. Only Salman could have pulled this off, he always brings such energy on the sets that it’s a pleasure to have him as a guest on the show.”
Anchor Jay Bhanushali who is often at the receiving end of Dada’s challenges could not believe his eyes and joked, “After the merciless manner in which Dada has ragged and bullied me on the show, watching Salman Khan bully Mithun Da today is like a dream come true! It’s payback time. Now he’ll know how I feel when he makes a monkey of me!”
Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif’s Ek Tha Tiger is one of the much anticipated films of 2012. For the first promotional activity of the film on television, the duo visited the sets of Dance India Dance Li’l Masters. And after being on the show, Salman felt that the contestants are better than him.
Talking about the contestants Salman said, “I loved their performances, they are better than me.” As per an inside source, “Salman danced with Katrina on his song, ‘Jaye Jaye Jawani fir na aaye’ from Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Later, all the five contestants namely Faizal Khan, Soumya Rai, Om Chetry, Jeet Das and Rohan Parkale, grand master Mithuda, Marzi and Geeta joined the duo.”
Katrina was stunned seeing Faizal Khan’s blind folded dance. She couldn’t believe that a kid could do back flips and stunts with a blind fold.
As per sources, “Salman is so happy with the show that he plans to grace the finale which wil be held on 12th August. It is still to be finalized.”
Well, we are sure this will be a sheer treat for all the Salman, Katrina and DID fans.