38x spike in ZEE5 viewership numbers this election season

Iss Baar Sahi Ungli Karna, said ZEEL digital content platform ZEE5 this election season, and beteween 19th April and 23rd May, its three-phased campaign across pre-voting, voting and results allowed users to not only catch up all news related to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but also earned it a 38x spike in viewership numbers.

Highlights of the campaign included more than 15 live channels across languages, real-time analysis of elections, special carousels such as debate shows, expert analysis, voters FAQs, political campaigns, election phases, exit polls, special language-based carousels for regional viewers in Marathi, Gujarati, Hindi, etcetera.

5 phases on ZEE5

As a part of its first phase ZEE5 focused on warm up, countdown and early trends. However, the second phase highlighted the impact on the trade market during the day, and phase 3 tracked developments during the day on real-times basis. Phases 4 and 5 included interesting memes and campaigns to engage viewers.

ZEE5 says its internal analysis of the viewing patterns shows that the LIVE TV got viewers logging in between 11 AM- 12 noon and Video on Demand spiked between 11AM- 1 PM

Taranjeet Singh, Chief Revenue Officer and Business Head – New Projects, ZEE5 India, said, “Lok Sabha election of India is the most watched event across the world and we have witnessed a significant surge of 38x news viewership during this season. With this campaign, we established ZEE5 as a one stop destination for all the news coverage related to 2019 polls.

“We associated with some of the top news channels such as Republic TV, Bloomberg Quint, Zee News among others with new features such as live auto play feature carousel, picture in picture, in app flash cards and polls that helped us engage and feed content to our audience on a real time basis. Our live TV offering has seen huge traction across the country and on the back of the results from this feature, we are proud to achieve more than we expected in this historic event,” Singh said.

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