TRP talk of the week- shows that rocked and why IPL couldn't

Television shows TRP (this week) TRP (last week)
Diya aur Baati hum (Star Plus) 4.6 5.4
Saath Nibhana Saathiya (Star Plus) 3.7 4.0
Balika Vadhu (Colors) 3.6 3.9


    • IPL opening cermony (Tue)                        1.3
    • IPL T20 Chennai vs Mumbai (Wed)           6.0
    • IPL T20 Kolkatta vs Delhi (Thurs)               5.5
    • IPL T20 Pune vs Mumbai (Fri)                    3.2
    • IPL T20 Rajasthan vs Punjab (Fri)             3.8
    • IPL T20 Bangalore vs Delhi (Sat)               2.6
    • IPL T20 Chennai vs Deccan (Sat)              3.7

Is it the IPL fever? That, TRPs of your favorite daily soaps are going down? Yes bhi, No bhi. IPL started with not-so-good opening ceremony but the opening matches were BANG ON! MI vs CSK match was KILLER! And major TV audience switched their channels from soaps to Sony MAX. But that was only for first 2 days. Post this even IPL has entered the league of declining ratings! Indian audience is Unpredictable. Even cricket fans are not watching IPL 5 this year.

Came across two people discussing the same thing; one said, next year IPL may be renamed to IPLT10 with 10 over match. The other said, agree, I’d not be surprised if they did so. Now, I think, few years down the line, there will be only super over matches to save time as everything is moving at a faster pace these days! LOL! Moral of the story is, even IPL will NOT work, if you do not have something innovative and NEW to entertain the audience.

Let’s talk about the soaps now. Diya Aur Baati Hum rules the TRP chart this week also, followed by Saathiya and Balika Vadhu. Because of IPL or the storyline, we can see most of the shows dropping in this week’s TRPs but some of them have actually managed to pick themselves up this week. The remarkable increase is noticed in Zee TV’s Punar Vivah from 2.0 to 2.6! That’s quite a hike!

Pre-Marriage track seems to be actually working. Even Sasural Simar ka managed to increase its ratings, being in 7.30 pm slot. It rose from 2.8 to 3.1. Rest all shows which are in top 10 decreased immensely like Diya Aur Baati, Saath Nibhana Saathiya and even Bade Acche Laggte Hain. One cannot blame IPL for all the shows decline.

The root cause is something else- It may be storyline, screenplay or even acting of the actors. But, all collective efforts have brought the shows down. What the Producers have to worry about is the main plot and script of the shows. If you have something very fresh to offer to audience, it will definitely work. But, if you will keep on showcasing the same old stuff with icing, chances are you might get dipped into that very icing!

On the other hand- CID, Crime Patrol and Adaalat have managed to glue only its ‘loyal’ audience with the ratings 4.4, 4.1 and 1.8 respectively. Their ratings have also dropped badly. Do you think it’s because of IPL? Yes? No? Let us know via comments.

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