PSL dominates for third week in a row: Pakistani TV Channels’ Ratings (22nd to 28th February)

Daily Pakistan has been regularly publishing average weekly new channels ratings of different programs aired at different time slots. We are trying to provide you an insight as to which channel or show is watched more.

The race of rating is real and certain channels and programs go to any extent to catch the highest position in rating. Our ratings are based on data provided by the Pakistan only media rating agency, Kantar Media (Media Logic). They provide ratings of different TV channels and programs based on which show is being watched the most at any given time. Kantar Media collects this information through specialized devices installed on televisions in homes throughout Pakistan. These ratings are a basis for advertising tariff and volume, hence very important for these TV channels.

It is of interest for many that in last two weeks it was PSL taking over all other programs aired in that time which surely is a sign of us being Cricket lovers. We have made a graphical representation of the actual ratings of TV channels and their shows, as reported by the ratings agency. These are easy to understand for everyone and one can easily compare who is leading the race of rating.

The graphs below show ratings of different TV channels at different times of the day. These graphs show the average rating of each show in the given time slot. Ratings for weekdays and weekends are shown separately.

* Ratings provided from 22nd to 28th February, 2016. Daily Pakistan will keep on providing similar TV channels ratings for every week, so stay tuned.



Programs that are aired in week days (Monday to Thursday)

Time Slot: 7pm-8pm


In the 7pm to 8pm time slot on weekdays, Nuqta-e-Nazar is back to its top position in this slot.


Time Slot: 8pm-9pm


In the 8pm to 9pm time slot on weekdays, it’s On the Front with Kamran Shahid leading and leaving behind the traditional leader Capital Talk of Geo.


Time Slot: 9pm-10pm (News Hour)


In 9 pm -10 pm time slot we have been making comparison of two main sports channels of Pakistan since it was PSL and now Asia Cup going on. The comparison between Geo Super and PTV Sports show that people preferred PTV Sports to watch Live Streaming. The next most watched channel was Geo News for hourly news. This one hour is allotted to news on all channels so this is basically a news hour.

Time Slot: 10pm-11pm


In the 10-11 pm time slot, PTV Sports is again leading with a visible gap that clearly shows we as a nation are true lovers and followers of cricket. And PTV Sports is the only channel people preferred to follow PSL or Asia Cup. The reason behind is its clear coverage, best audio and video quality.


Time Slot: 11pm-12am


From 11 pm to 12 am, PTV Sports is once again on the top that shows how much people follow cricket be it be PSL or Asia Cup and the channel followed  for sports is PTV Sports.

Programs that are aired on weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)


Time Slot: 7pm-8pm


On weekends from 7-8 pm, Geo is on the top with its shows Mere Mutabiq and Aik Din Geo Ke Sath.


Time Slot: 8pm-9pm


On weekends, in 8pm – 9pm time slot Nayya Pakistan with Talat Hussain is watched the most this week.


Time Slot: 9pm-10pm (News Hour)


This one hour is allotted to news on all channels. But the graph above shows that its Asia Cup after PSL that took everyone’s attention.  Pakistan versus India is the main reason behind high rating for PTV Sports this week.


10pm-11pm time slot on weekends its Jarga and Jugnu on Geo News that are leading. Since PSL cameto an end so does the ratings for sports channel drifted.

Time Slot: 11pm-12am



In this hour, people prefer watching infotainment shows and among these shows, Khabardar with Aftab Iqbal is a sure win.

Arva Aslam

Arva Aslam

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