Zee TV’s ‘Ishq Subhan Allah’ Is The Year’s Second Highest Weekday Fiction Launch across GECs
The show opens as a slot leader, clocking in 5346 Urban Impressions in ‘000 in Week 11’18, second only to Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya that had opened with 5796 Urban Impressions in’000!
Zee TV recently put the spotlight on Triple Talaaq with its new fiction show Ishq Subhan Allah introducing viewers to the turbulent love story of Zara (Eisha Singh) and Kabeer (Adnan Khan) – an Islamic couple dealing with the issue first-hand. Raising pertinent questions about women having a say in the system of divorce and sending out a strong message of women’s empowerment, the show opened with 8460 impressions (‘000s) in HSM and 5346 impressions (‘000s) in Urban markets. This milestone opening gives the show the leadership position in the 10pm slot and the pedestal of being the second highest opening weekday fiction show of the financial year amongst pay Hindi GECs, second only to Zee TV’s Kundali Bhagya that had opened with 5796 impressions (‘000s) @ HSM- Urban in its launch week.
Commenting on the ratings, Deepak Rajadhyaksha, Deputy Business Head, Zee TV said, “In keeping with our brand philosophy Aaj likhenge Kal, it is our constant endeavor to present viewers with progressive stories that are not only entertaining but also provoke them into thinking differently, get inspired, take charge of their destiny and work towards an extraordinary future. With Ishq Subhan Allah, we bring audiences the love story of a Muslim couple where the man and woman beg to differ on matters of interpreting and applying religion to their daily lives. We have dwelled into the issue of Triple Talaaq which was never spoken about in a prime-time fiction show. The response that the show has received in its opening week stands testimony to the the universal applause and the warm welcome given to the show by Indian audiences.”
Year 2018 has started on an upbeat note for Zee TV with each of its fiction launches bringing forth a strong message inspiring the masses to introspect and question prevalent mindsets. Be it Aapke Aa Jane Se that questioned whether an older woman needs a license to love a younger man or Kaleerein that highlighted the sad reality of Indian society expecting women to change for marriage, each of the channel’s new propositions have resonated very strongly with the great Indian middle class. With the all-round acceptance of the path-breaking Ishq Subhan Allah, Zee TV sure seems to be leveraging the strong brand equity it has built in the Muslim social drama space that it pioneered with the immensely successful Qubool Hai that ran into three glorious seasons.
About Zee TV
Zee TV, the flagship channel of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd was launched in October 1992. With a reach of more than 173 countries and access to 1+ Billion viewers globally, Zee TV has created strong brand equity and is the largest media franchise serving the South Asian Diaspora. Realizing its strength in programming and the need for Indian entertainment in the overseas market, it launched Zee TV in the UK / Europe (1995), the USA (1998), Africa (1998) and is available across five continents. Nearly two decades since its launch, Zee TV has driven the growth of the satellite and cable industry in India. The popularity of Zee arises from its understanding of Indian culture and beliefs that are reflected in its programming. Zee TV’s content library delivers a variety of choices for the great Indian middle class ranging from non-fiction formats that celebrate the talent of India’s common man to fiction shows that deliver strong messages and drive positive change in society while entertaining viewers. Zee TV’s content resonates with it’s core ethos – ‘Aaj Likhenge Kal’ that aims to inspire viewers to take charge of their destinies giving wings to their dreams and aspirations.
Since its inception, Zee TV is a pioneer in the Indian television space – be it introducing singing talent based reality television with Sa Re Ga Ma in 1995, revolutionizing the way dance was perceived in the country with Dance India Dance in 2009 or encouraging children’s creativity, spontaneity and acting skills through India’s Best Dramebaaz in 2013. Zee TV introduced a wave of popular game shows like Just Ek Minute, Saanp Seedi, Antakshari and clutter-breaking fiction concepts that were way ahead of their time such as Tara, Banegi Apni Baat, Chattan, Hasratein, Rishtey, Sailaab, Zee Horror show, Amaanat, Ashirwaad, Basera, Koshish Ek Asha, Ghar ki Lakshmi Betiyann and Mehendi Tere Naam Ki. All these programmes proved to be major primetime successes and set benchmarks for television. As a socially responsible broadcaster, Zee TV has touched upon a number of diverse social issues through path-breaking shows like Agle Janam Mohe Bitiya Hi Kijo, Aapki Antara, Saat Phere, Punarvivaah, Afsar Bitya, Phir Subah Hogi and Doli Armaanon Ki. Some of the channel’s biggest primetime successes in recent times include Jhansi Ki Rani, Pavitra Rishta, Qubool Hai, Kumkum Bhagya, Kundali Bhagya, Jamai Raja, Brahmarakshas, Piyaa Albela, Zindagi Ki Mehek, and Woh …Apna Sa.