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In ‘Starstruck’, Peter Mukerjea writes about foreign-owned Star TV’s journey to becoming one of the leading entertainment channels in India.
According to a survey by Nielsen, workers are watching 21% more TV on weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm, or about 26 minutes more per day.
TRPs are an estimate of the number of people who watch a particular channel during a specific time period. The system is being questioned, again, after Republic TV case.
Industry insiders say the TV landscape is likely to look very different even once the lockdown ends, with social distancing keeping reality show shoots on backburner.
While studios can film late-night talk shows and singing competitions using Zoom, there is no way to make an entire sitcom or a movie with all the actors in remote locations.
The strike could've been also used to solve a few serious issues in TV serials like why the good bahu never calls the domestic violence helpline.