Doordarshan’s Ramayan becomes world’s most watched show with 7.7 crore viewers

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Ramanand Sagar’s popular TV serial ‘Ramayan‘ featuring Arun Govil and Dipika Chikhlia is being re-telecast on Television on DD National amid this lockdown period due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ramayan becomes world’s most watched show

And now guess what? ‘Ramayan‘ became the world’s most-watched show on April 16 with 7.7 crore viewership.

Ramayan becomes world’s most watched show

DD India shared the news on their official Twitter handle. The tweet made from the official Twitter handle on Thursday night read, “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 16th of April.”

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

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Originally aired on the TV channel from January 25, 1987 to July 31, 1988, it remained the most watched show back then as well.

Adding one more feather to the cap of the makers of this show, was its mention in the Limca Book Of World Records under for being the ‘most watched mythological serial in the world’ till the year 2003.