[TRP Talks] Diya Aur Baati Hum still manages to rule, Balika Vadhu follows it!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.0 5.6
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.0 3.5
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.3 3.6
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 4.0 3.5
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.8 2.5
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.5 2.8
Parichay (Colors) 2.3 2.1
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.1 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 3.1 3.0
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.9 2.4
Uttaran (Colors) 2.7 2.7
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.6 2.7
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 3.1 3.0
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.7 2.8
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.6 1.8
Parvarrish – Kuchh Khattee Kuchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.6 1.7
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.0
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.3 2.3
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.5 2.7
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.2 2.1
Byaah Humari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.5 0.4
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.1 1.1

GRPs !!! Wk’25 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 107 100
Star Plus 251 268
Sony TV 201 187
Zee TV 214 212
Colors 239 215
Sab TV 109 116
Life Ok 97 106
Sahara One 36 36
Star Gold 135 119
Movies Ok 63 64

Some other popular shows:

Ratings today – Haven’t juggled a lot.

Diya Aur Baati Hum still manages to be at number 1 position but this time it has fallen! Its ratings are really unpredictable. Last to last week it was 5.0, then last week 5.6 and this week again 5.0. Agree, it’s consistently on number one, but this much difference in ratings?

Jhalak Dikhla Ja’s second week has also been so-so, nothing great; neither in terms of performances nor in terms of the ratings!

Byah Hamari Bahu Ka finishes a month and finally there is a 0.1 rise in ratings of the show. But, viewers are in here for a major twist to be revealed – aakhir kab tak chupayenge ki kyun ho raha hai byah hamari bahu ka? Wait for the mystery to unveil!

Pavitra Rishta has managed to pick up, finally the big drama sold off! Even Balika Vadhu managed to pick up really well. It has helped Colors in GRPs as well.

In 10.30 pm slot, Punar Vivah and Pratigya are still ruling and Bade Acche Lagte Hain fans are not so happy with this! My message to all Bade Acche Lagte Hain fans, please try to enjoy the show and wait for ‘ek nayi shuruwat’, do not lose hope, you might not know, it just become BIGGER and BETTER!

Pyaar Ka Dard Hain – meetha meetha pyaara pyaara opened with the same ratings with which Sajda Tere Pyaar Mein ended – 1.5. Not that great opening as per Star Plus!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Colors, Zee and Sony. There’s just negligible difference between Zee and Colors channels and both are competing for number 2 positionSony has been consistently falling and this time it’s a huge fall for it! Buck up Sony team!

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP Talks] Bade Acche Lagte Hain loses its top position in 10.30 pm slot!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.6 5.1
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.5 3.9
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.6 3.2
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.5 3.5
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.5 2.6
Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.8 2.8
Parichay (Colors) 2.1 2.1
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.4 3.2
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 3.0 2.5
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.4 2.2
Uttaran (Colors) 2.7 2.6
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.7 2.6
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 3.0 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.8 3.1
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.8 1.7
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.7 1.9
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.0 2.2
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.3 2.5
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.7 2.4
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.1 2.6
Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.4 0.4
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.1 1.2

GRPs !!! Wk’24 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 100 112
Star Plus 268 270
Sony TV 187 201
Zee TV 212 203
Colors 215 200
Sab TV 116 120
Life Ok 106 122
Sahara One 36 31
Star Gold 119 144
Movies Ok 64 69

Some other popular shows:

Ratings today – Have juggled a lot!

It’s party time for Diya Aur Baati Hum team as well as fans! It has regained its 5.6 ratings and more the drama, more the ratings. Aagey aagey dekho hota hai kya!

Jhalak Dikhla Ja opened with 3.1 which is considerably good! So, let’s see will the shaking of celebs shake the TRPs too?

The third week of Madhubala and Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka has not been that good for them. Ratings have gone down. In Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, there is no clarity as to what is happening or what is about to happen; the story is just going nowhere. Sincerely, time for some major twist in the tale! Madhubala has not been able to live up to its expectations and that’s why it’s obvious for the ratings to decline.

Surprise package was Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuyeh on Zee TV. It has gone up to 2.7. Wishing all the best to the team to maintain it!

After almost, 3 weeks or even more, Bade Acche Lagte Hain (Sony TV) had regained the ratings of 3.1, had also become a slot leader in 10.30 PM slot, last week! But what happened now? It is no more the slot leader…Punar Vivah and Pratigya both are at top most position with same ratings of 3.0! This is a huge fall for Bade Acche Laggte Hain. There was a huge outrage even on this baseless courtroom drama which audience did not like it at all. But nevertheless, we shall look forward to ‘ek nayi shuruwat’, I’m sure, ratings will soar then!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Colors, Zee and Sony. There’s just negligible difference between Zee and Colors and both are competing for number 2 position. Sony has been consistently falling and this time it’s a huge fall for it! Buck up Sony team!

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP TALKS] Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position, Satyamev Jayate falling

Bade Acche Laggte Hain regains its top position in 10.30 pm slot!
Sr. No. Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
1. Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.1 5.0
2. Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.9 3.2
3. Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.2 3.3
4. Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.5 3.3
5. Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.6
6. Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.8 2.9
7. Parichay (Colors) 2.1 2.6
8. Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.2 3.5
9. Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.5 2.6
10. Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.2 2.3
11. Uttaran (Colors) 2.6 2.9
12. Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.6 2.5
13. Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
14. Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.4
15. Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 3.1 2.8
16. Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.7 2.1
17. Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.9 1.9
18. Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.4
19. Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.5 2.2
20. Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.4 2.2
21. Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.6 2.8
22. Byaah Hamari Bahoo Ka (Sony TV) 0.4 0.5
23. Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.2 1.4
GRPs !!! Wk’23 2012
Sr. No. Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
1. Set Max 112 183
2. Star Plus 270 272
3. Sony TV 201 206
4. Zee TV 203 233
5. Colors 200 221
6. Sab TV 120 121
7. Life Ok 122 112
8. Sahara One 31 41
9. Star Gold 144 127
10. Movies Ok 69 68
DID Lil Masters
Sun
TVR: 3.0 (3.1)
Sat
TVR: 3.6 (5.0)Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus)
Avg TVR: 2.9 (2.9)

Indian Idol (Sony)
Fri
TVR: 2.1 (2.1)
Sat
TVR: 2.5 (2.1),

Madhubala (Colors)
Avg TVR: 2.6 (2.8),
Daywise TVR: 2.1, 2.6, 2.6, 2.9, 2.7

Adaalat 1.4 (1.1)
CID
Fri – 3.5 (3.2)
Sat – 4.0 (3.6)
Crime Patrol
Fri – 3.9 (2.9)
Sat – 2.5 (3.5)
Ratings today – interesting also, not so interesting also!
The second week of Madhubala and Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka has not been that good for them. Ratings have gone down. In Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka, the curiosity of the title has yet not been revealed and still the establishment of the base is going on! It’s been 2 weeks now, story has to move forward! Madhubala’s week 2, was so far so good. It has lots of drama yet to be unfolded. Let’s see what twists and turns next week follows; in terms of show as well as ratings!
After opening 11 pm slot and shifting Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, show enjoyed a great jump in the ratings and now its job is to maintain it and increase it. But, seems, the current story is not liked by the audience. Time for a reality check, team!
Also, Sab TV launched its new show along with Hats off “Bhai Bhaiyya aur Brother” and sadly, it has also opened with 0.4 that is very low! Let’s see how next week shapes up! The promos seem funny but not that hilarious too!
After almost, 3 weeks or even more, Bade Acche Lagte Hain (Sony TV) has regained the ratings of 3.1, has also become a slot leader in 10.30 PM slot! After all the leap promos and Priya going to Jail, Niharika’s truth revelation; high pitched drama has got ratings! Kudos to the team! Fans, be happy and wait for some more OTT drama of accident sequence in the upcoming episodes!
Mahadev on Life Ok has increased to 2.1 from 1.6! After the sati track, this Parvati track is also loved by the audience. Way to go !!!
GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; followed by Zee TV, Sony and Colors.
There’s just negligible difference between the three channels and everyone is fighting for number 2 position.
Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP Talks] Madhubala HIT & Byah Hamari Bahu Ka did not match up to high expectations!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.0 5.5
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.2 3.2
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.3 3.8
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.3 3.7
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.5
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.9 2.5
Parichay (Colors) 2.6 2.3
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.5 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.6 2.1
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.3 2.1
Uttaran (Colors) 2.9 2.4
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.5 2.3
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.4 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.8 2.6
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 2.1 1.6
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.9 1.8
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.4 2.2
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.2 1.8
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.2 2.3
Madhubala-Ek Ishq Ek Junoon (colors TV) 2.8 1.5 (Veer Shivaji)
Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Sony TV) 0.5 0.6 (KTLK)
Kuch Toh Log Kahenge (Sony TV) (11 PM slot) 1.4

GRPs !!! Wk’22 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 183 237
Star Plus 272 266
Sony TV 206 219
Zee TV 233 217
Colors 221 201
Sab TV 121 115
Life Ok 112 113
Sahara One 41 40
Star Gold 127 134
Movies Ok 68 76

Some other popular shows:

  • IPL T20 Final (Max): Sun 9.1
  • DID Lil Masters (Zee TV): Sun TVR: 3.1 (3.4), Rch: 10.5 (12.3), TSV: 31.2 (28.0), Sat TVR: 5.0 (4.7), Rch: 15.0 (15.0), TSV: 34.5 (29.2)
  • Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus): Avg TVR: 3.0 (2.6)
  • Satyamev Jayate (All 9 Channels): TVR: 3.7 (3.3)
  • Indian Idol (Sony TV): Fri TVR: 2.1 , Rch: 8.9 , TSV: 20.3, Sat TVR: 2.1 , Rch: 9.9 , TSV: 19.2
  • Madhubala (Veer Shivaji) (Colors): Avg TVR: 2.8 (1.5), Avg Rch: 7.1 (4.2), Avg TSV: 15.5 (11.0), Day wise TVR: 2.7, 2.9, 2.4, 2.8, 3.0 (Mon was 1 hr ep)
  • Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka (Kuch Toh Log Kahenge) (Sony TV): Avg TVR: 0.5 (0.6), Avg Rch: 2.3 (2.1), Avg TSV: 7.4 (9.3), Day wise TVR: 0.9, 0.5, 0.5, 0.4, 0.5
  • Adaalat (Sony TV): 1.1 (1.7)
  • CID (Sony TV): Fri – 3.2 (2.6), Sat – 3.6 (3.7)
  • Crime Patrol (Sony TV): Fri – 2.9 (3.3), Sat – 3.5 (3.9)

Too many things happened in last week! Sony TV opened 11 PM slot and Kuch Toh Log Kahenge is shifted to the same. It gained 1.4 ratings. A superb answer to all those who thought the show will not work. Interesting step!

Byaah Hamari Bahu Ka which replaced Kuch Toh Log Kahenge did not quite live up to the expectations in terms of ratings. It is too low for the opening week. Well, the show is practically good, all the best to the team. Wish next week brings out the maximum ratings!

Madhubala- Ek Ishq Ek Junoon on Colors TV, which replaced Veer Shivaji got an awesome opening of 2.8; spontaneously super hit! The entire concept, execution and editing has been crisp and interesting. Let’s see how far it takes colors TV in terms of GRPs. But, as per first week, the show is a HIT HIT!

Indian Idol opened with 2.1. Again, it was not as per expectations according to the intriguing and heart touching promos. Last week was a major one for Sony TV; too many new steps taken by them, one turned out to be great, others not so great! Also, it lost GRPs as well.

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; Zee TV has again regained its number 2 position, followed by Colors and Sony TV.

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained! 🙂

[TRP Talks] IPL is over and Diya Aur Baati Hum par sabse zyaada asar!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 5.5 4.9
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.2 3.4
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.8 3.9
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.7 4.2
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.5 2.6
Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.5 2.3
Parichay (Colors) 2.3 2.4
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.4 3.4
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.1 2.2
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.1 2.0
Uttaran (Colors) 2.4 2.5
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.3 2.3
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 1.8
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.6 2.6
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.6 1.6
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 1.8 2.0
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.2 2.0
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 1.8 2.0
Mrs. Kaushik Ki Paanch Bahuein (Zee TV) 2.3 2.5

GRPs !!! Wk’21 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 237 298
Star Plus 266 262
Sony TV 219 210
Zee TV 217 213.2
Colors 201 212.8
Sab TV 115 116
Life Ok 113 123
Sahara One 40 39
Star Gold 134 138
Movies Ok 76 69

Some other popular shows:

  • DID Lil Masters (Zee Tv): Sun TVR: 3.4 (4.0), Sat TVR: 4.7 (5.1)
  • Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus): Avg TVR: 3.0 (2.6)
  • Satyamev Jayate(All 9 Channels) TVR: 3.7 (3.3)
  • Adaalat (Sony): 1.7 (1.8)
  • CID (Sony): Fri – 2.6 (3.5), Sat – 3.7 (3.4)
  • Crime Patrol (Sony): Fri – 3.3 (3.5), Sat – 3.9 (4.2)

IPL 5 is over and its best positive effect has been witnessed in Diya Aur Baati Hum ratings! It had lot of drama last week and performances of lead actors were worth all praises. Surprisingly even with most interesting matches in its last week, Max ratings decreased!

Bade Acche Laggte Hain completed one year today. Last year the show was launched with great promotions and high expectations. And for a while, it lived up to it too but now the tables have turned. There is lot of happening on its front and a time leap is expected in the show sometime in mid June. Let’s wait and watch what ‘different’ or ‘new’ stuff is in stored for the audience.

Little presence of Barun Sobti aka Arnav in Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon has got little increase in the ratings. Barun, your fans love you a lot, and we wish you finish your movie shoot ASAP, so you can stop playing hide and seek in your show. 😉

Latest offering by Zee TV, Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke which replaced Choti Bahu season 2, has got an opening of 1.6 which is OK. The promos were good, first week story was more of establishment of characters and gradual story progression. The show does look promising. All the best to the team!

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs; Sony TV has regained its number 2 position followed by Zee TV and Colors.

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep yourself entertained!

[TRP Talks] IPL is steady, Life Ok’s Mahadev is top gainer for the channel!

Television Shows TRP (This week) TRP (Last week)
Diya Aur Baati Hum (StarPlus) 4.9 4.7
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (StarPlus) 3.4 3.1
Ek Hazaron Mein Meri Behena Hai (StarPlus) 3.9 4.2
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 4.2 4.1
Pavitra Rishta (Zee TV) 2.6 2.8
Iss Pyaar Ko Main Kyaa Naam Doon (Star Plus) 2.3 2.9
Parichay (Colors) 2.4 2.3
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata hai (Star Plus) 3.4 4.1
Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya (Star Plus) 2.2 2.7
Sasural Simar Ka (Colors) 2.0 2.8
Uttaran (Colors) 2.5 2.6
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma (Sab TV) 2.3 2.4
Punar Vivah (Zee TV) 2.9 2.9
Ek Dusre Se Karte Hain Pyaar Hum (Star Plus) 1.8 2.0
Bade Acche Laggte Hain (Sony TV) 2.6 2.6
Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha (Colors) 1.6 1.5
Parvarrish – Kucch Khattee Kucchh Meethi (Sony TV) 2.0 1.9
Kyaa Hua Tera Vaada (Sony TV) 2.0 2.1
Phir Subah Hogi (Zee TV) 2.0 2.0

GRPs !!! Wk’20 2012

Television Channels GRP (This week) GRP (Last week)
Set Max 298 298
Star Plus 262 276
Sony TV 210 217
Zee TV 213.2 224
Colors 212.8 201
Sab TV 116 131
Life Ok 123 91
Sahara One 39 40
Star Gold 138 130
Movies Ok 69 60

Some other popular shows:

  • DID Lil Masters (Zee TV) Sun TVR: 4.0 (4.8), Sat TVR: 5.1 (4.0)
  • Satyamev Jayate (Star Plus) Avg TVR: 2.6 (3.0)
  • Satyamev Jayate(All 9 Channels) TVR: 3.3 (4.0)
  • Adaalat (Sony TV): 1.8 (1.9)
  • CID (Sony TV): Fri – 3.5 (3.5), Sat – 3.4 (3.6)
  • Crime Patrol (Sony TV): Fri – 3.5 (4.0), Sat – 4.2 (3.4)

Even though IPL matches were interesting and there was a lot of buzz about match fixing; it’s steady in terms of the ratings. Surprisingly Life Ok’s Mahadev has gone up immensely; from 1.1 to 2.3. That’s an awesome hike! It took Life Ok to another level altogether, and the difference is noticeable in its GRPs. Even Saubhagyavato Bhava rose to 1.4 from 1.1. Kudos to life Ok team!

Star Plus’ Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon and Pratigya have dropped dramatically! Seems like, Mr. Barun Sobti’s MIA trick is not working in favor of Iss Pyaar Ko Kyaa Naam Doon. And about Pratigya, well, there has to be less of drama and more of story to keep people hooked on.

Sony TV’s over all GRPs has decreased and there are only 2 shows with good ratings viz. Kya Huaa Tera Vaada and Bade Acche Laggte Hain. Rest all shows have low ratings and nothing exciting to look forward to in terms of the content.

GRP wise Star Plus is still at number 1 in GECs, followed by Zee TV, Colors and Sony TV respectively. Few weeks back, Sony was on number 2, then number 3 and now it’s on number 4.

Well, that’s it for today. Let’s see what surprise next week brings. Till then, keep watching your favorite shows and keep supporting your favorite IPL teams. As it’s the last week of IPL 5.

KKR fans are on a super high as the team has qualified for the finals!

Say, IPL ki Jai and next week Tata Bye-Bye..!!! 🙂

I luv my india- viewpoint of Nausheen RAJA [viewer’s section]

Viewer’s Section: iDubba is glad to announce that we are introducing “Viewer’s Section” from today where anybody can participate and submit their views about any show on tv. We may even approach you over Twitter and ask for various viewpoints before publishing your thoughts here. Enjoy today’s view-point from Nausheen Raja.

I Luv My India was created by DJ’s A Creative’s Unit, surprising or not it’s the same Production House as Parvarrish which airs on Sony TV. Some may wonder why I Luv My India didn’t do as well as Parvarrish is doing. Anyway, that’s another topic for another time.  Unfortunately, the show only lasted about two months (60 episodes only)!

I Luv My India was a family comedy show based on an Indian family, The Sethis. The focus of the show was on Indian family values in a light-hearted manner. The show starred Premnath (Arun Bali) and Deep Sethi (Himani Shivpuri). They had been living in London for many years and kept dreaming of the day they will go back home with their family to Punjab, India. They were a family of three generations who lived under one roof. The first generation was very patriotic, the head of the family Premnath (Arun Bali) and his wife Deep Sethi (Himani Shivpuri). The second generation their children Ravinder (Imran Khan) married to Vinny (Dilnaz Irani), Rajinder (Indresh Malik) married to Simran aka Simmi (Anjali Mukhi) and Surinder aka Sam (Rohan Tiwari). The third generation was their grandchildren Ravinder and Vinny’s son Prem (Ayaz Khan). Rajinder and Simmi’s children were Jazzy and Dimple. The children and grandchildren as they were born and raised in London (except for Ravinder who was born in Punjab) they all have adapted to the English ways of doing everything and stay well away from anything and everything desi. They even addressed their grandparents as ‘grand-mom’ and ‘grand-pa’. The show revolves around the family and their ways of living.

The first episode was very grand with all that happens when a Punjabi celebration takes place. Deep Sethi dreams of her entire family living in Punjab. She wants her family to be who they are; that is Punjabi but that doesn’t look like it will ever happen. They try to convince their children to go to India but as they were London born children so they were not willing to leave. Suddenly, circumstances changed and they all had to leave for India.

The initial episodes were beautifully shot. The typical Punjabi things like the bhangra, dhol, food and so on were all present. The viewers especially those abroad would have loved to see the celebration taking place as it would have brought back a reminder of their motherland. To top it all, the patriotic song (Pagri sambhal jatta) played was like the icing on the cake. In the beginning, the first few episodes were great to watch. It showed the love for India within the lead characters which came across very well. The idea of this show was brilliant but it didn’t work long enough.

Why didn’t it last?

The main reason the story wasn’t able to follow through was as a result, the TRPs which had been falling from the beginning and not once did it reach even TRP of 1. The concept of the show was contemporary and very close to real life. Sadly, the ratings did not match up to what the show was or could have been. The show was battling with the likes of Star PlusIss Pyar ko kya naam doon and ColorsBalika Vadhu which have higher ratings. However, if the show had a different time slot it probably would have gained better ratings. 
Anyway, I loved watching it, including all the nonsense that happened in it. The characters as individuals brought a new vibe to television. This was an attempt to entertain viewers which I’m sure it did. Well I can say that it did entertain me. I myself can relate to this show very much as I was also born and raised in London but have always been very close to my roots, Kashmir. Being born in London or anywhere else doesn’t automatically mean you’re only where you were born or live but it’s a choice people make. This show has visualised how London born children of a family, did not value their true roots of India but when they went there they learned the true meaning of being an Indian. I Luv My India has ended positively by showing the grandparents dream coming true of the family living together happily in India.

On a final note, I wish the cast and crew all the very best for the future and their next project(s) be entertaining and a success.

[Note: This post was written by our TV viewer Nausheen Raja and was edited by Mehak]