BanglaHunt Desk: Lockdown is going on across the country. Meanwhile, Doordarshan has decided to show old serials like Ramayana and Mahabharata. That's the decent thing to do. The episode aired on April 16 was watched by 70 million people internationally and this number is the most watched serial in a single day. Prosar Bharati, the largest public broadcaster, has said that it is the most watched entertainment program in the world.
In the meantime, the government channel has risen to number one, overtaking all the private channels. According to the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Doordarshan has overtaken all other entertainment channels. According to BARC's 13th week report this year, Doordarshan topped the list with 15,96,923 views. At the same time, it also topped the list of Hindi general entertainment channels with 15,64,867.
Prasar Bharati has claimed through her official Twitter handle that the number of viewers on the state-run channel Doordarshan has increased by 650 per cent in the last one week. Views were around 267 million in the 12th week, more than 2109 million in the 13th week. Besides, people in rural areas are watching more television than in urban areas. While Doordarshan received 9,10,973 views in urban areas, it received a total of 6,53,894 views in villages. In this case, there is the most ahead
Riot channel, it received 8,82,111 impressions
Not only ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’, Doordarshan has re-broadcast several serials of 80s and 90s on its two channels (DD Jatiya and DD Bharati). These include popular shows like ‘Chanakya’, ‘Buniad’, ‘Upanishad Ganga’, ‘Alif Laila’ and ‘Shaktiman’. As a result, Doordarshan has left other channels behind.