Ramayan Breaks Record For Most Watched Show In World

New Delhi: With a record viewership of 7.7 crore, the re-telecast of TV serial ‘Ramayan’ on Doordarshan (DD) became the most-watched show in the world on April 16, DD has informed.

“Rebroadcast of #Ramayana on #Doordarshan smashes viewership records worldwide, the show becomes most watched entertainment show in the world with 7.7 crore viewers on 16 April,” DD India tweeted on Thursday night.


Ramayan is being telecast again on DD since March 28 amid the countrywide lockdown.

The serial’s creator, Ramanand Sagar, had made a total of 78 episodes based on Valmiki’s ‘Ramayana’ and Tulsidas’ ‘Ramcharitmanas’.

It was originally broadcast on Sundays at 9.30 am from January 25, 1987 to July 31, 1988.

In fact, when it was telecast for the first time, the serial had broken all records of popularity as well. From 1987 to 1988, Ramayan became the most watched serial in the world. Till June 2003, it remained recorded in the Limca Book of Records as “the most watched mythological serial in the world”, the Hindustan Times reported.

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