Stills from 'Ramayana' and 'Game of Thrones' Photograph:( Twitter )
'Ramayana' recorded 77 million views in a day to achieve this feat.
Countrywide lockdown in India has turned out to be quite fruitful for Doordarshan as they brought back the popular show ‘Ramayana’. The mythological TV show that originally released in the 1980s is now back to being in the hit list with BARC India releasing new data on viewership patterns in the country.
According to a new rating, ‘Ramayana’ has been successful in displacing the previously most-watched show in the world, that is, the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’. Ramayana recorded 77 millions views on one day (April 16), smashing the record for most-watched show in the world. It was previously mostwatched show in India.
Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16th of April pic.twitter.com/edmfMGMDj9— DD India (@DDIndialive) April 30, 2020
Previously, this was held by the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale that recorded 19.3 million views in a day.
‘Ramayana’ stars Arun Govil and Deepika Chikhalia in the lead while ‘Game of Thrones’ has multiple big names like Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Sean Bean and others.
As for Ramayana, this feat is not one that it has not seen before. Written and directed by Ramanand Sagar, the show was first telecasted on January 25, 1987, to July 31, 1988. In its span of a year, Ramayan had become the most-watched mythological series in the world.