Amitabh Bachchan has once again emerged as the winner in Bollywood's small screen race. Season 6 of Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC), which kicked off on Friday, saw a bumper rating of 6.1 TVR (Television Viewer Ratings) in its opening episode. The rating of KBC 6 is way higher than that of Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate, which opened with 3 TVR in June. The audience response to the first week of the show has been positive. Television Audience Measurement (TAM) data shows that KBC 6 was watched by over 29 million viewers across the country in its opening week.
The Target Rating Point (TRP) for the opening episode of KBC 5 last year was 5.2 TVR and the show had managed to touch 8 TVR in the episode that saw Sushil Kumar win the jackpot prize of Rs.5 crore. According to TAM data, the opening TRP of 6.1 makes KBC the biggest launch for an Indian television show this year.