New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Amid the seemingly close global economic decline when most of the industries seem to crash, the re-telecast of Ramanand Sagar's Ramayan has amassed a viewership of 7.7 crores, creating a world record. The mythological tale of principles, truth, and Dharma had fetched an audience of 17 million from the very first week.

The show is re-telecast on government-based T.V. channel Doordarshan and the rerun of the show was quite an atavistic move, as the channel had a lot of opponents, already doing well.

Doordarshan National took to Twitter to inform about their success, and wrote "WORLD RECORD!! Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes the most-watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on the 16th of April."

Doordarshan started with the re-telecast of Ramanyana, and as the viewership started spreading like forest-fire, soon other iconic shows like Mahabharat, Byomkesh Bakshi, Shriman- Shrimati, and Shaktiman were added to the list. In grave and extremely strenuous times like these, it becomes really necessary to keep up with a positive approach towards life.

Meanwhile, other T.V. channels that had a considerably significant viewership traffic are finding it very difficult to sustain amid the coronavirus pandemic. With no new shows to telecast due to nationwide lockdown, T.V. channels are facing huge drip in their TRPs.

Now after Ramayan and Mahabharat, Doordarshan has started with the re-telecast of another mythological tale Shri Krishna. Shri Krishna is among the most refined shows, by the director Ramanand Sagar. The director also had received several awards for the legendary series on one of the most adored Indian Gods, Krishna.

Posted By: Talib Khan