Dear colleagues!

Inspired by the overall increase in TV viewing in September, we expected this trend to continue in October. However, according to the results of October, the total TV viewing grew by only 0.15 p.p. and reached the level of 5.59%. Average daily reach remained at the level of the previous month, while average viewing time increased by only 8.5 minutes. As by the end of October, the panel had numbered over 461,000 active households.

Despite the lack of significant growth in TV viewing, there were some pretty interesting changes in the  viewer’sbehavior in October. The top channels of the largest group of general viewing channels lost their share, but sports channels on football theme significantly increased their share of viewing. As for the news channels, which should generate heightened interest in the month before the elections, haven not taken the chance and barely improved their audience. Read more about the audience losses and gains in our latest October TV viewing survey.

Dear colleagues!

This year, the first month of fall is interesting to us for two reasons:

How did the channels start in the new TV season?

Did the approaching local elections affect viewers' interest in news channels?

Let's not hide the fact that we expected an increase in TV viewing in September, but already now we can say with confidence that our expectations were not met. Total TV viewing in September amounted to 5.41%, which is only 0.16 pp. above this figure in August. That is, the record of "quarantine" television viewing in March-June of this year has not yet been surpassed. Viewers spend a lot of time outside the home, and even the launch of new television projects did not make them stay on TV anymore. Compared to August, the average viewing time increased by 3 minutes 15 seconds (almost 0:04:00 a day), while the average daily reach increased by only 0.51 p.p. .

As of the end of September, BigData Rating panel had over 423,000 active households.

Although overall TV viewing in September showed only modest growth, this does not mean that there has not been a redistribution of tastes among viewers. Traditionally, the greatest growth was shown by the group of channels of the general viewing genre, but which channels from this group and how much have grown - read in our latest report.

Dear colleagues!

Soon local elections will take place in Ukraine and we asked ourselves the question: "How do they watch regional channels in Kiev?" It was not by chance that we chose Kiev, because this is the capital and it is here that not only all national channels are present, but also a large number of regional TV channels, including those from Kiev, are represented, the content of which should interest Kievans. After all, local news is always interesting and relevant.

So we chose only residents of Kiev as a target audience and looked at the indicators of television viewing of regional channels by this audience in IPTV / OTT services for the period from September 1 to September 24, 2020.

Dear colleagues!

Congratulations on the start of the Fall TV season and wishing you high ratings and success in your new projects. And in order to have something to compare with, we recorded the TV viewing figures in August, which you can find in our traditional report.

In August, the total TV viewing ratio (TVR%) dropped by 18% to 5.25%, actually returning to the level that was the case in March 2020. Average viewing time in August fell by 38 minutes, or 14%, while average daily reach fell by only 6%. Recall that during April-July 2020, we observed abnormally high rates of television viewing associated with the introduction of quarantine. And the main intrigue will be the behavior of viewers at the beginning of the fall TV season - will viewers be interested in the projects and program grids of the channels enough to exceed the indicators of the "quarantine" period?

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