Doordarshan re-telecasted the old shows to entertain the people sitting at home.
Mumbai. There has been an atmosphere of fear due to Corona Virus in the country. Lockdown was implemented in the country due to Corona. In such a situation, all the people were locked in their homes. Doordarshan re-telecasted the old shows to entertain the people sitting at home. After which decades once again went back to the old times. Sitting at home, people liked two popular mathematic shows of the 80s, ‘Ramayana’ and ‘Mahabharata’ (Mahabharata). After this, several other channels also started telecasting their old serials. So let’s know which show won during lockdown today…
Ramanand Sagar’s show Ramayana was well liked by the audience. The re-telecast of the show broke the worldwide viewership record. DD National had informed about this by tweeting through its official Twitter handle. DD National said that Ramayana has created a world record for the most-watched shows worldwide. Ramayana had 7.7 million viewership from 28 March 2020 to 18 April 2020.
Mahabharata of Ramanand Sagar was also liked by the audience. The show featured actors like Pankaj Dheer, Mukesh Khanna, Puneet Issar, Gajendra Chauhan. During the lockdown, it was all stars again in the limelight. The show has won the number-1 position on the BARC chart several times. At the same time, the viewership of the show was 2.29 crore from 28 March 2020 to 26 May 2020.
Apart from the Ramayana and Mahabharata of Ramanand Sagar (Mahabharata), ‘Shree Krishna’ also entertained the audience a lot. According to the BARC report, ‘Shri Krishna’ held the number-1 position for several consecutive weeks. The viewership of this show was 2.28 crores from 3 May to 26 July 2020. With this, there was a 40,000 percent increase in viewership after re-telecasting the old shows on Doordarshan.
Shahrukh Khan’s show Circus was also telecast again due to the lockdown on Doordarshan. The show debuted on a non-prime time slot. However, Shah Rukh’s fans were very happy to see his favorite actor in this show. Seeing the popularity of the show, Doordarshan’s advertising revenue had also increased. The channel had to postpone several commercials.
Byomkesh Bakshi also returned to Doordarshan during the lockdown. In this show, actor Rajit Kapoor appeared in the role of Byomkesh Bakshi. The show was telecast several times. However, the show became quite popular due to the lockdown. People of the new age also started to like this show a lot.