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11-11-2011, 01:32 AM #1
Kaun Banega Crorepati' breaks TV rating recordsHigh on emotion, excitement and drama, popular game show Kaun Banega Crorepati 5 has become the highest rated non-fiction programme on Indian television, registering 7.2 TVR and 8 TVR for two episodes when 'aam admi' Sushil Kumar won the Rs.5 crore jackpot.
Sushil Kumar, a lower middle-class computer operator from Bihar, won the top prize and it was telecast in two parts - Nov 1 and Nov 2. Both episodes bagged the maximum eyeballs, breaking the television rating (TVR) records.
According to an official statement, KBC 5, which went on air Aug 15, reached out to 25 million people on Nov 1 and 27 million people Nov 2.
We are ecstatic and humbled with the stupendous ratings on 'KBC'. The success of Sushil Kumar is an emphatic endorsement of the fact that the show is not just a game show, but a melting pot of knowledge and aspirations of the 'aam aadmi' (common man)," said Sneha Rajani, senior EVP and business head, Sony Entertainment Television, in a statement.
"The numbers show that KBC this season has broken all barriers of demography and geography and transformed lives of people all across our great country.
"Leading the way in KBC, we have our very own legend Amitabh Bachchan, who has changed the face of television, and our lives, in many ways than one. He has proved beyond doubt that he is the greatest superstar not just of the big screen but of the small screen too. I thank the entire team for gives us this path breaking season of KBC," she added....being a human...