It seems like Ramayana blessed Doordarshan Channel as it becomes the most viewed channel. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, all most all channels of Indian television industry fail to deliver new episodes. Doordarshan emerged as a godly savior and renewed shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Shaktiman, and The Jungle Book.
From being lost due to the new age channels to becoming the most viewed channel all over again, Doordarshan proves ‘Nothing beats the original.’
Over the most recent fourteen days when the Ramanand Sagar show, initially a most loved from the 1980s, has been broadcast on DD, its space viewership- – 9 am and 9 pm- – has grown multiple times. The other Hindu epic, the Mahabharat- – 12 pm and 7 pm- – has helped the viewership flood by multiple times.
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As indicated by BARC, Doordarshan topped the graph and kept Indians occupied with their exemplary shows for a week. There was almost a 40,000% hop in viewership at night and morning groups.
Ramayan, however, Mahabharat’s viewership also has flooded an astounding added times at 12 pm and 7 pm availabilities. The spike in numbers is across age gatherings and in both urban and rustic India. With everything taken into account, the overall TV viewership numbers have developed by 43% since the country went into COVID-19 lockdown.
For the unenlightened, Ramanand Sagar’s mega-hit, Ramayan ran from January 25, 1987, to July 31, 1988. The commended epic ran for 75 successive Sundays in the first part of the day on DD. It’s unfathomable record achievement prompted changes on mainstream GEC’s, for example, Zee TV and NDTV Imagine.
Then again, B.R. Chopra’s Mahabharat started its excursion on the screen post the climax of Ramayan in October 1988. The little screen artful zenith ran it till June 24, 1990. The show ran for an astounding 94 Sundays in succession to everybody’s joy
Aside from Ramayan, DD got back exemplary TV shows like Mahabharat, Shaktimaan, Buniyaad, and The Jungle Book, Circus to keep us engaged during the lockdown.
If you, despite everything, haven’t, next time when you are exhausted inside, tune into Doordarshan for an outing through a world of fond memories. It’ll be nostalgically soothing, despite all the trouble.
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