After giving a scare many times, Times Now has finally pipped Arnab Goswami’s Republic TV  to emerge as #1 English news channel in week 31 of BARC ratings. Republic TV has been ruling the English news genre right from its debut in week 19 of the year 2017. Republic TV’s entry had relegated Times Now to #2 channel. Arnab Goswami had left Times now in Nov 2016 to launch his own republic TV in May Last Year. Till the time, Arnab Goswami was at the helm the channel was the top English news channel.

Times Now has been giving close competition to Republic TV and had extremely close to beating it on a couple of occasions. The 2 channels have been bitter rivals ever since Republic TV arrived on the scene.