MX Player, Disney+Hotstar, SonyLIV are Top 3 OTT platforms in India (COTT – Wk 13/21)


MX Player, Disney+Hotstar and SonyLIV were the Top 3 OTT Platforms in Week 13 of 2021 (Mar 28 – Apr 3), per Chrome OTT’s popular list of Top 12 OTT platforms.

Week 12’s report of how the OTT Platforms acquitted themselves, the Top 10 shows across OTT Platforms, the Top 10 Binged shows, and the Top Movies is out, and reveals that MX Player‘s Hey Prabhu Season 2 secured the top spot in both the Top Show and Top Binged list.

Disney+Hotstar‘s OK computer and SonyLIV‘s Project 9191 were the second and third top shows during week 13. On the top binged list SonyLIV’s Project 9191 and Disney+Hotstar’s OK computer secured the second and third spot respectively.

Chrome OTT, which fills a major industry need-gap of credible currency for the measurement of usership metrics of the various OTT platforms that have seen a major upswing in sheer number of users and the time they spend on, with levels of engagement with, the OTT platforms, also reveals that in Week 13/21, Disney+Hotstar‘s 1232 KMS was the Top Movie.



Top 12 OTT Platforms in Week 13 2021 (Mar 28 – Apr 3)

MX Player, Disney+ Hotstar and SonyLIV were the three top OTT platforms in India. MX Player was the top OTT platform with a reach of 6.15% translating into 35.33 million unique viewers, followed by Disney+ Hotstar with 33.57 million unique viewers and a reach of 5.85%SonyLIV came in third place with a reach of 2.02% translating into 11.55 million unique viewers.


Top Platforms: At a glance

Unique viewers (In Million)*
MX Player 6.15% 35.33
Disney+ Hotstar 5.85% 33.57
Sony LIV 2.02% 11.55
VOOT 0.95% 5.45
ZEE5 0.79% 4.55
Amazon Prime Video 0.68% 3.86
Netflix 0.59% 3.37
ALT Balaji 0.49% 2.83
ULLU 0.02% 0.11
Eros Now 0.02% 0.9

Disclaimer: Platform level data is captured regardless of whether consumed via a paid subscription or by sharing of credentials amongst non-subscribers.

Top 10 Shows

MX Player‘s Hey Prabhu Season 2 was the top show during COTT week 13/21 with 33.71 million unique viewers— a reach of 5.87%, followed by Disney+Hotstar‘s OK computer which engaged 23.39 million unique viewers— a reach of 4.08%.

SonyLIV‘s Project 9191 came in at 3rd place engaging 3.14% or 18.01 million unique viewers.


Top 10 shows – unique visitor numbers:

Unique viewers (In Million)*
Hey Prabhu! Season 2 5.87% 33.71
OK Computer 4.08% 23.39
Project 9191 3.14% 18.01
Chakravyuh – An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller 1.71% 9.79
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare Season 2 1.41% 8.07
City on a Hill Season 2 1.27% 7.27
A Miracle Season 1 1.23% 7.06
The Married Woman 1.21% 6.9
Dr. Romantic 1.20% 6.87
Our Story Season 2 1.16% 6.68

Disclaimer: Show level data is captured regardless of whether consumed via a paid subscription, pirated /alternate platforms or by sharing of credentials amongst non-subscribers. As a result of which the reach of a show could be higher than that of the platform itself.

Top Binged Show

MX Player‘s Hey Prabhu Season 2 bagged the top spots in the list of top binged shows in Week 13 with 11.86 million unique viewers translating to a reach of 2.07%, followed by SonyLIV‘s Project 9191 that garnered 6.92 million unique viewers or reach of 1.21%.

Disney+ Hotstar’s OK Computer filled in the third spot with a reach of 1.06% and clocking in 6.08 million unique viewers.


Table: Top Binged Shows Unique viewers

Binged Show
Unique viewers (In Million)*
Hey Prabhu! Season 2 2.07% 11.86
Project 9191 1.21% 6.92
OK Computer 1.06% 6.08
Chakravyuh – An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller 0.61% 3.52
Our Story Season 2 0.42% 2.44
Doctor Stranger 0.39% 2.23
Chacha Vidhayak Hain Humare Season 2 0.36% 2.07
City on a Hill Season 2 0.35% 2.03
Doctor John 0.35% 2.02
Forbidden Fruit 0.35% 2.02

Top Movies:

Disney+Hotstar‘s 1232 KMS was the top movie with 35.72 million unique viewers translating to a reach of 6.22% in COTT week 13’ 2021 followed by National Geographic India’Women of Honour: Destination Army that garnered a reach of 1.38% and engaged 7.9 million unique viewers, and Own the Room on Disney+ in the third place with 6.32 million unique viewers translating to a reach of 1.10%.


Top Movies: At a glance

Unique viewers (In Million)*
1232 KMS 6.22% 35.72
Women of Honour: Destination Army 1.38% 7.9
Own the Room 1.10% 6.32
Chalo 0.97% 5.55
The Turning 0.63% 3.62
Dil Dhadak Dhadak 0.62% 3.57
Pagglait 0.61% 3.51
Silence: Can You Hear It (2021) 0.58% 3.32
V 0.53% 3.08
Vikram Vedha 0.49% 2.82

Chrome DM’s Chrome OTT service is available to subscribers via app and the internet, and covers and provides information on all detailed aspects of OTT players across 3429 towns and 5,93,615 villages, translating to 574 million Internet Users, along with the customized dashboards and analytics.

These include

  • Live viewership of platforms/shows on-the-go
  • Real-time migration of platforms on-the-go
  • Customised Web Dashboard on-the-go
  • Rich & comprehensive client interface for detailed viewership, share, TSV data reports by demographic by genre and by market on-the-go
  • Chrome DM’s COTT( All primary inputs are a hybrid of auto generated data via Chrome DM’s SDKs & captured content consumption via Chrome DM’s survey apps. E.g. Top Platforms & Top Shows modules are auto generated from the SDKs, whereas artiste affinity/ awareness scores come from the Chrome DM’s survey apps. These inputs are captured across a subset of Chrome’s panel of 70,406respondents.  The surveys are conducted on base of the following parameters: Demographics, Sociographies and Psychographics. Amongst the multiple insights the Chrome OTT Panel provides to its subscribers are inputs that can help with content evaluation and planning, through measurements of actor affinity and ratings of their on-screen presence, which would assist content makers to identify the right talent for the right genre or theme of shows.