KBC is the Indian version of the UK game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? hosted by Megastar Amitabh Bachchan.
The opening episode of KBC 6 went on air Sep 7 gets the maximum eyeballs and has registered a 6.1 television rating (TVR). The episode aired on the following day earned a 5.3 TVR, according to television audience measuring agency TAM.
The show is said to have had the highest opening this year across all shows on all general entertainment channels, says Sneha Rajani, senior executive vice president and business head, SET.
"We were confident that viewers would really enjoy watching this season of Kaun Banega Crorepati. The numbers more than corroborate this. We are really pleased with the opening week results and there is a lot more to look forward to on the show in the days to come," Rajani said in a statement.
"Overall, we are delighted at the performance of all our shows and over the next four to five weeks we aim to further consolidate our position," she added
Produced by Big Synergy Media Ltd, this season of KBC was launched at the weekend slot from Friday to Sunday. The opener saw a special rendition of a powerful narrative on knowledge, by Big B in his distinct baritone
This season has already got its first crorepati in Manoj Kumar Raina from Kashmir.
(By - Manees Bajpai)