Report by Radhika. The year 2020 had been a total waste if these TV shows hadn’t run. It is because Covid 19 trapped the whole world like a hell. People were tortured physically, mentally, and spiritually due to lockdown. So watching TV was the only solution. These serials actually motivated, took care of the Indian audiences. Here are the top 10 most-watched TV shows of 2020 especially during the Lockdown period..
Here’s a list of the 10 most-watched television shows of 2020 especially during Lockdown
#1 Ramayan on Doordarshan
Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan returned to TV on March 28 and smashed viewership records. It recorded 77 million impressions on April 16,2020, making it the most-watched entertainment show in the world, according to BARC India. The show was back on Doordarshan to keep the viewers hooked to television so that they could stay at home during the lockdown.
#2 Mahabharat on Doordarshan
BR Chopra’s Mahabharat was another mythological show that returned to TV in 2020 and enjoyed a great viewership. The show, starring Nitish Bharadwaj, Roopa Gangulu, Gajendra Chauhan, Pankah Dheer, and Puneet Issar, among others, was aired on DD Bharati. Prasar Bharati decided to bring back the old shows to engage the viewers in the lockdown and it worked wonders for Doordarshan’s viewership.
#3 Anupamaa on Starplus
Anupamaa has been topping the rating charts ever since new the show premiered on Star Plus.
Rajan Shahi’s Anupamaa is the most-watched television soap of 2020 and 2021.The show, which premiered on Star Plus in July 2020, focuses on the daily struggles of a homemaker who forgets herself while taking care of her family. The show stars Rupali Ganguly and Sudanshu Pandey in lead roles. Currently, the show is dealing with Anupamaa’s (Rupali) transformation after she comes to know that her husband Vanraj (Sudanshu) was cheating on her.
#4 Kundali Bhagya on Zee
Ekta Kapoor’s Kundali Bhagya on Zee TV had been topping the rating chart for a long time. The show, starring Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar, has a huge fan following and people love to watch Preeta (Arya) and Karan’s (Dhoopar) on-screen romance. The show was dethroned from its top spot by Anupamaa.
#5 Kumkum Bhagya on Zee
Kumkum Bhagya, one of Zee TV’s longest-running soaps is still going strong. The show, starring Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia in lead roles, has been running for more than six years. It has maintained a steady position in Top 5 shows on the rating chart.
#6 Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah on Sab TV
India’s longest-running sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah is one of the most-watched shows of 2020. Not just the fresh episodes but even the re-runs are watched by its fans. The show revolving around the lives of Gokuldham Society residents is loved by many.
#7 The Kapil Sharma Show on Sony TV
The Kapil Sharma Show is a Comedy and Chat show on Sony TV. The show premiered season 1 on 23 April 2016 and season 2 on 29 December 2018. It is hosted by Kapil Sharma. The Kapil Sharma Show is the most-watched TV show in India.
#8 Roadies Revolution on MTV
Roadies Revolution is the eighteenth season of India MTV Roadies, which premiers on MTV on February 15, 2020. Prince Narula, Nikhil Chinapa, Neha Dhupia, Varun sood returned as Leaders while Rannvijay Singh continues as the host. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the show dates were postponed until further instructions from March 28 and resumed from June 27,2020 with new episodes. The winner was Hamid Barkzi.
#9 Splitsvilla 13
Splitsvilla 13 hosted by Bollywood actors Sunny Leone and Rannvijay Singha, the show has made its way on the TV screens on MTV. This time the show will introduce a twist of two villas. It is going to be an obstacle-filled path to love.
#10 Super Dancer on Sony TV
The dance-based reality show judged by Shilpa Shetty, Anurag Basu, and Geeta Kapoor. This show is one of the most famous among the other dance shows as it gives chance to kids to showcase their unique talent in the art of dance. The show came up with its 4th season on 27 March 2021.
Bonus Saath Nibhaana Saathiya on Star Plus
Saath Nibhaana Saathiya is an Indian drama television produced by Rashmi Sharma under Rashmi Sharma Telefilms. The show premiered on 3 May 2010 on Star Plus. It starred Giaa Manek, Rucha Hasabnis, Mohammad Nazim, Rupal Patel, and Devoleena Bhattacharjee. This show gained popularity again when its Dialogue “Rasode may kon tha” become trending on social media. Even its second season is also premiered on 19 October 2020.