Big B beats Salman, Akshay!
Actor Amitabh Bachchan seems to have beaten the heroes of the younger generation – Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar, at least on the small screen. Bachchan, who is doing a phenomenal job as the host of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’ had tough competition what with the popular Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar also occupying prime time slots on other channels.
The presence of big stars as hosts on the small screen paved way for a mini TRP battle, and Big B seems to be leading so far. According to reports, ‘KBC’ – Sony – opened with a 6.2 Television Viewership Rating (TVR), while Salman’s ‘Bigg Boss’ – Colors – fell short and clocked 4.8 TVRs. Akshay Kumar’s ‘Master Chef’ – Star Plaus – failed to add the much desired spice in comparison with 2.6 TVRs.
A unit member of Star Plus’ ‘Master Chef’ said, “It’s not a loss for us. Of course, every reality show has different sensibilities and formats, and the three that you are comparing cater to widely different range of target groups, each with a completely different set of demographics. Every show has its own place, every host his own seat and every channel its own goal.”