Ramayan becomes most watched TV serial once again, gets highest TRPs
Mumbai : Mumbai Late Ramanand Sagar's mythological serial "Ramayan", which is over three-decade-old, once again shattered all records and became the most watched TV serial with highest ratings for a Hindi GEC show since 2015.
Amid the ongoing 21-day nationwide lockdown, the mythological serial was re-telecasted on Doordarshan on public demand. The re-run of the show started last Saturday.
According to a report by Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), "Ramayan" garnered 170 million viewers in four shows over the last weekend.
The Ramanand Sagar production also became the highest watched serial in the Hindi general entertainment space. The show was the highest-rated in urban and megacities.
The report noted that the four episodes of "Ramayan" garnered an average of 28.7 million impressions. All the four episodes of "Ramayan" garnered 6.9 billion viewing minutes, adding that on an average each episode of "Ramayan" got 42.6 million tune-ins.
Ramayan was first telecasted on the Indian televisions during 1987-1988. It was written and directed by Ramanand Sagar.
The show was a television adaptation of the ancient Indian Hindu epic of the same name.
The role of Ram was played by Arun Govil, Sita played by Deepika Chikhalia, Lakshman was played by Sunil Lahiri, Hanuman by late Dara Singh, and Ravan by Arvind Trivedi. It also featured Sanjay Jog, late Vijay Arora, Sameer Rajda, late Mulraj Rajda and late Lalita Pawar.