The latest TRP ratings a major fall in the rating ofÂ shows Ballika Vadhu( Colours) and Sapnaa Babul Kaâ€¦Bidaai ( Star Plus). The former has tanked to 5.8 from a peak of 10 which it had reached with the death of Suganaâ€™ husband Pratap. This Colours show was normally averaging around 8. Even the latter which also was doing an 8 had dropped to 6.3.
But the surprise package this week has been the rise of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. This Star Plus show on arranged marriage produced by Rajan Sahi has become number 1, with a rating of 6.4. a notch below Bidaai also produced by Rajan Sahi. Rajan accepts that the ratings of Bidaai have fallen a bit, â€œThis will happen for we donâ€™t want to make every episode a high point. The story is gearing up for a major drama. I would go so much to say that the saga actually began with now with both Ragani and Sadhna married. Once the new drama sets in the ratings will again surely rise.
Rajan is also not afraid of the upcoming IPL tournament, â€œEven last season Bidaai got very high rating. I sincerely believe that we have a loyal audience who will come back even during the cricket craze. Hence I donâ€™t feel the need to resort to stuntsâ€” Most GEC channels had avoided launching new show last year during the first edition of IPL He further says that the current band of 6-8 TRP rating is quite good given the fact most other shows donâ€™t do more then 2/3.
A source from Colour says that they accept that Ballika has dropped and that they will sit down to find out reasons for this drop. They accept that cricket may be one of the reasonÂ SET Max is second in GRP race. But the Colour source says that their other new shows are doing well. â€œNa Aana Iss Desh: Laado and Mere Ghar Aayi Ek Nanhi Pariâ€™ and Laadli are giving good numbers 3.5 and 2.3 TVR respectively . And the Balaji horror show Koi Aane Ko Hai which replaced Dancing Queen is also giving a 2.8 which is quite good given the fact that fiction does not do quite will on the weekend slot.â€ ended the source.