Aamir Khan's debut on the small screen, Satyamev Jayate, which has captured the imagination of a large number of people and has been a constant talking point across the social networking platforms, has earned a rating of 3.8 in the three Metros of Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai on Star Plus, according to TAM data released by the channel. That is higher than the IPL 5 ratings (based on the released figures after first 16 matches) which stood at 3.65 at the end of April.
That way, Aamir's show has garnered higher points than even the popular Hindi soap, 'Bade Achche Lagte Hai' which has garnered a 3.54 average rating. The serial had reached a 4 point rating following the 'bold' episode that was broadcast but TVRs have steadily dropped in the last few weeks to average out near the 3.5 mark.
However, other soaps like 'Uttaran', 'Balika Vadhu' all garnered higher-than-5 ratings when they opened, only to slump down and average between 3 and 3.5. So, whether Satyamev Jayate can sustain the good start remains to be seen.
Across six metros, including Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, the average TVR of Satyamev Jayate stood at 2.9.
The debut episode scored maximum in Delhi (5.9 TVR), followed by Mumbai (3.1 TVR) while Kolkata touched 1.8 TVR.
In Mumbai, the show (dubbed in Marathi) on Star Pravah garnered 2.2 TVR. On Star Jalsha, the leading Bengali entertainment channel, the show just managed 0.52 TVR.
On ETV in Telugu (Hyderabad), the show got 0.88 TVR, while from the same metro city the show clocked 1.1 TVR on Star Plus.
In Tamil on Star Vijay (Chennai) it fetched 0.68 TVR. In Bangalore, where it was not dubbed in Kannada, Star Plus managed 1.3 TVR.