The year 2020 was a bit crap for Indian TV. While the year commenced on a positive note with soaps such as reality shows like Bigg Boss 13, or other soaps like Kundali Bhagya, receiving a good ranking, just a few months later, the shootings have been halted. Only because of the coronavirus pandemic, no new episodes were shot. But, something good happened in this lockdown period and our old classic serials brought back on Television. It's like we went back to our old childhood days with the shows like Ramayan, Mahabharat, Dekh Bhai Dekh, and Circus. Here's a list of the 10 most-watched TV shows in 2020:
Imlie, a new show that premiered on Star Plus on November 16, has aroused the attention of audiences. In its very first week, the family drama starring Gashmeer Mahajani and Sumbul Touqeer Khan received tremendous views and made an excellent entry on the rating list.
Eyeballs were caught this year by Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia and Avinesh Rekhi -starrer Choti Sardarni. With its intriguing plot, the family drama has hooked the viewers. The show added an unexpected twist that created an interest among the audience.
Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
One of this year's most-watched shows is India's longest-running comedy, Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah. Not only are the latest series but also the re-runs earned great viewers this year.
India's Best Dancer
Another reality show that collected decent numbers of viewers is India's Best Dancer. The grand finale of the dance reality show got huge views. Bharti Singh and his husband, Haarsh Limbachiyaa, hosted the show and the judges were Malaika Arora, Terence Lewis, and Geeta Kapur.
One of Zee TV's longest-running soaps, Kumkum Bhagya, is still going full throttle. The show is already running for more than six years, starring Sriti Jha and Shabir Ahluwalia in the major roles. It has held a stable spot on the ranking list in the Top 5 shows, this year.
Bigg Boss 13
Not the current season, but Bigg Boss 13 was a big success and also the most successful season ever. The show was extended until February 2020, with contestants such as Sidharth Shukla, Asim Riaz, and Shehnaaz Gill, the Bigg Boss 13 finale got huge views according to BARC India.
For a long time, Ekta Kapoor's Kundali Bhagya was at the top of the ranking list. It starring Shraddha Arya and Dheeraj Dhoopar, with a massive fan base and people love to watch the on-screen romance of Preet (Arya) and Karan (Dhoopar).
Mahabharat by BR Chopra was another mythological show which came back on TV this year, and took us to our '90s. The show was broadcast on DD Bharati and was performed with, among others, Nitish Bharadwaj, Roopa Gangulu, Gajendra Chauhan, Pankaj Dheer, and Puneet Issar.
The second most-watched TV soap of 2020 is Rajan Shahi's Anupamaa. The serial, which aired on Star Plus in July, centers on a housewife who, taking care of her family and forgets her own struggles. Rupali Ganguly and Sudhanshu Pandey are the protagonists of the show.
Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan came back on TV and broke the spectator records. On April 16, it was reported 77 million views, which make it the world's most-watched enterprise show as per the reports of BARC India. The show came back at Doordarshan.
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