There are several Hindi TV shows air every day on National Television channels in India but how do you know which Indian TV serial is most popular? There is a BARC (The Broadcast Audience Research Council) in India, which drops the TRP Rating of Indian Serials, which is counted on the basis of rural and urban viewership on the airing time.
You must have heard the name of several Indian TV serials such Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke, Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Kasuati Zindagi Kay, Yeh Hai Mohabbatein but there are several other TV shows air on TV and their TRP rating is also quite good.
BARC releases the TRP rating of Indian TV shows every week. In this article, we will be talking about the top 15 Television Shows in India. It is to be noted that TRP is merely a tool to find out which Indian TV shows are being watched the most.
Here is a list of Top 15 Indian TV shows of 2019 by BARC TRP Rating
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke has once managed to top the list of India’s most watched TV shows. It is a Hindi serial, which airs on Star Plus TV Channel and OTT platform, Hotstar. This serial is said to be a spin-off of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai.
The story of Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke revolves around the journey of Mishti with a careless Abir as her aide and questions the age-old concepts of arranged marriages, relationships and love. Produced by Rajan Shah, the show features Shaheer Sheikh and Rhea Sharma in the lead role.
Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke airs on Star Plus.
Kasauti Zindagi Kay (KZK) is one of the most watched and longest Indian TV shows. This Hindi serial has been airing on TV for more than seven years. It features Shweta Tiwari, Cezzane Khan (who was later replaced by Hiten Tejwani), and Ronit Roy as the leading actors.
The roles lead protagonist played by Bigg Boss 13 contestant Urvashi Dholakia and Geetanjali Tikekar. The story of Kasauti Zindagi Kay revolves around Anurag and Prerna. This is India’s third longest TV show after Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii. This serial has topped the highest TRP rating list many times.
Kasauti Zindagi Kay airs on Star Plus from Mon to Fri at 9.00 PM.
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein is an Indian Television show, which was premiered on 3rd December 2013. Produced by Balaji Telefilms, the leading TV show stars Divyanka Tripathi, Karan Patel and Anita Hassanandani in the lead role.
The story of Yeh Hai Mohabbatein revolves around Manju Kapur’s novel, Custody. The serial follows the love story of Tamil dentist Dr Ishita Iyer and Punjabi CEO Raman Kumar Bhalla. The actress Ishita is portrayed as an infertile woman, who is emotionally attached to Raman’s daughter, Ruhi, who lives with her divorced father.
Owing to some reason, Raman and Ishita marry each other. Notably, the show completed 1,500 episodes on 13 June last year.
Yeh Hai Mohabbatein airs on Star Plus and streams on Hotstar.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai is a Hindi TV serials which air on Star Plus and streams on OTT platform Hotstar. The first episode of this season was aired on 12 January 2009 and now it is counted as one of the longest running Indian television series. Produced by Rajan Shahi under the banner of Directors Kut Productions.
For the uninitiated, the show initially featured Hina Khan and Karan Mehra as the leading actors but later they have changed the cast and roped in Shivangi Joshi and Mohsin Khan as main actors. In March 2019, its popularity led to the creation of a spin-off titled “Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke”, starring Rhea Sharma and Shaheer Sheikh.
Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai airs on Star Plus from Mon to Fri at 9.30 PM.
Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai has taken the audience by storm in two years through its engaging storyline. Yes the show was premiered on 5th September 2017. Produced by Shashi Sumeet Production, this TV show has always been a topic discussion.
This Hindi serial features Ashi Singh and Randeep Rai as Naina and Sameer respectively. The show is based on the youngsters’ love story and is set in the 1990s. According to reports, It is inspired by the real-life love story of producers Shashi and Sumeet Mittal. This show has managed to enlist in the top 5 Indian TRP shows on a number of occasions.
Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai airs on Sony LIV.
The Kapil Sharma Show has returned to entertain the Indian audience through their funny and entertaining contents. Yes, produced by Salman Khan, The Kapil Sharma Show has become one of the most watched Indian TV shows. The first season of Kapil Sharma show was aired on 23 April 2016 and it was produced by Kapil Sharma’s production house K9 Films in association with Frames Productions.
The Kapil Sharma Show revolves around Kapil Sharma and his team of comedians including Sumona Chakravarti, Kiku Sharda, Chandan Prabhakar and Rochelle Rao, who play residents of the Shantivan Non-cooperative Housing Society.
The Kapil Sharma Show airs on Sony Entertainment Television.
Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala is a Hindi TV serial whose first episode was premiered on 19th March 2019. Produced by Gul Khan, Karishma Jain, Nilanjana Purkayasstha and Herumb Khot, the show features an ensemble cast including Aakriti Sharma, Mohit Malik, Anjali Anand, Myra Singh, Vishal Aditya Singh and Shruti Sharma.
Notably, Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala is an official adaptation of a Bengali TV series titled Potol Kumar Gaanwala, which aired on Star Jalsha in 2015. The story of Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala revolves around the journey of a young singing prodigy Kullfi, who encounters all kinds of hardships to unite with her father, Sikandar Singh Gill. The same show has been dubbed in Sinhala under the title Mini Pahana Obai and airs on TV Derana by Sri Lanka.
Kullfi Kumar Bajewala airs on Hostar and Star Plus.
Kumkum Bhagya is yet another Indian TV show, which premiered on 15th April 2014. Produced and created by Ekta Kapoor’s Balaji Telefilms, Kumkum Bhagya features Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia. It is basically based on Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen.
The story of this show begins with Pragya(Sriti Jha) and Bulbul(Mrunal Thakur), and their mother, Sarla’s hope to see them married, as the time passes the show took a twist. The show has always been in the news for the chemistry of the Pragya and Bulbul.
Kumkum Bhagya has become one of the most popular Indian TV shows. The show has received the title of highest TRP rating TV show on a number of occasions. Notably, Kumkum Bhagya has won 50 Awards so far in various categories including the Award for “Best Tv Show” 4 times.
KumKumg Bhagya airs on Zee TV from Mon to Fri at 9.00 PM.
Tujhse Hai Raabta, which was premiered on 3rd September last year, has become one of the most watched Indian TV show. It is Indian dram set in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad. Produced by Sonali and Amir Jaffer under the banner — Full House Media.
The story of Tujhse Hai Raabta is a bittersweet relationship of a stepmother and stepdaughter (Anupriya & Kalyani), and how their life takes different twists and turns. Kalyani and Malhar’s relationship is also featured. The bonds between Kalyani, Anupriya, Malhar, Moksh & Sarthak form the crux of the story.
Tujhse Hai Raabta features an ensemble cast including Reem Sheikh, Poorva Gokhale, Sehban Azim, Rajat Dahiya and Shagun Pandey. The show has topped the BARC TRP rating so many times.
Tujhse Hai Raabta airs on Zee TV.
The show Ek Bhram was recently included in the list of top 10 Indian TV serials. This Star Plus show was premiered on 22nd April this year. Produced by Sunny Side Up Films, Ek Bhram —Sarvagun Sampanna features Shrenu Parikh and Zain Imam in lead roles.
The story of Ek Brahm – Sarvagun Sampanna revolves around Jhanvi who is an ideal daughter-in-law for the family but in reality, she will be their biggest enemy.
Kabir Mittal, who plays an army officer returns home after six years. He married his best friend Vyom’s wife Kavya and adopted their child Aarush in respect of his friend’s last wish before dying. When the Mittal family comes to know about it, they are left shocked. The popularity and viewership of the show have increased over the period of time.
EK Bhram — Sarvagun Sampanna airs on Star Plus and streams on Hotstar.
11. Naagin 3
Naagin is a Hindi fantasy show produced by Ekta Kapoor and Shobha Kapoor. Currently, the third season of Naagin is being aired on Color’s TV Channel. It is one of the highest TRP generating Indian TV serial, which features Surbhi Jyoti, Anita Hassanandani, Pearl V Puri, and Rajat Tokas in lead roles.
The first season of Naagin was premiered on 1st November 2015 and it ended on 5th June 2016. The second season of the fantasy drama premiered on 8th October 2016 and it ended on 25th June 2017 after airing total 75 episodes. This season starred Mouni Roy, Karanvir Bohra, Adaa Khan, and Sudha Chandran also featuring Aashka Goradia.
The third season premiered on 2 June 2018 and ended on 26 May 2019. It featured Surbhi Jyoti, Anita Hassanandani, Pearl V Puri and Rajat Tokas and Rakshanda Khan.
Naagin season 3 airs on Colors TV from Sat to Sun at 8:00 PM.
12. Kundali Bhagya
Kundali Bhagya has become one of the most popular Indian TV shows. Yes, it always manages to its position in top five highest TRP generating Hindi TV serials. This romantic drama is basically a spin-off of Kumkum Bhagya, which airs on Zee TV. The first episode of this show was aired on 12th July 2017 featuring Shraddha Arya, Dheeraj Dhoopar and Manit Joura in lead roles.
Due to its highest TRP rating, Kumkum Bhagya is touted as the biggest weekday Hindi fiction launch across all GECs of the year 2017. For several months, it remained number one in the BARC TRP ratings in India. The story of the show revolves around two sisters named Preeta(Shraddha Arya) and Srishti(Anjum Fakih) and their attempt to find their mother Sarla (Supriya Shukla) and the dynamics which lead to their acquaintance with the rich and famous Luthra Brothers Karan Luthra (Dheeraj Dhoopar) and Rishabh Luthra(Manit Jaura). The show showcases the love triangle between Karan, Preeta and Rishabh.
It is the largest weekday Hindi fiction launch across all GECs of the year 2017. Kumkum Bhagya airs on Zee TV from Mon to Fri at 9.30 PM.
13. Super Dancer 3
Super Dancer 3 is one of the highest TRP generating kids dance reality show. It is to be noted that after the grand success of its first two seasons, the makers of the show has finally come up with its third season, which is being aired on Sony Entertainment TV Channel in India.
The winners of Super Dancer 1 and 2 were Ditya Bhande and Bishal Sharma respectively. Produced by Ranjeet Thakur and Hemant Ruprell, features children aged between 4 and 13 years. They are not only required to have 3Ds of dancing – Desire, Discipline and Determination – but also should be a keen learner, adaptable to all dance styles and circumstances and should be a passionate dancer with a unique personality.
Super Dancer 3 has always maintained its position in top 10 Hindi TV shows in BARC TRP Ratings.
Everyone loves watching Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah in India. The show has always maintained its position in one of the most watched Hindi TV shows. Produced by Neela Tele Films Private Limited, it is one of the longest-running sitcoms.
According to Wikipedia, the show is based on the column Duniya Ne Undha Chashma written by columnist and journalist/playwright Taarak Mehta for the Gujarati weekly magazine Chitralekha.
Tarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashma was premiered on 28th July 2008. It has been more than a decade it is still as popular as it was started. The show airs on Sab TV from Mon to Fri at 8.30 PM.
15. Rising Star 3
Rising Star 3 is the third instalment of the international franchise Rising Star (reality TV singing competition). The show is based on the Israeli singing competition titled Hakokhav HaBa (meaning The Next Star) made by Keshet Broadcasting Ltd.
In this show, you are allowed to vote for your favourite contestants live via the television channel’s mobile app Voot. The show was premiered on 16th March 2019 on Colors TV. Playback singer and music director Shankar Mahadevan and actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh return as the experts and are joined by playback singer Neeti Mohan in this season. The show was hosted by playback singer Aditya Narayan.
Rising Star 3 has managed to make its way on many occasions to the list of Top 10 Indian TV show by BARC TRP rating.
Top 15 Hindi TV Serials of All time by BARC TRP Rating
- Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke
- Kundali Bhagya
- Kumkum Bhagya
- Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Super Dancer 3
- Kasauti Zindagi Kay
- Yeh Hai Mohabbatein
- Yeh Rishta Kya Kahlata Hai
- Yeh Un Dinon Ki Baat Hai
- Rising Star 3
- EK Bhram — Sarvagun Sampanna
- Tujhse Hai Raabta
- Naagin 3
- The Kapil Sharma Show
- Kullfi Kumarr Bajewala