There is one very evident trend on the BARC charts since the past month. Weekend shows have proved that they have the firepower to challenge any of the leading daily soaps. Of course, we expected Naagin 3 to take a great opening given the hype and brand value but shows like Dance Deewane and Qayamat Ki Raat have surprised us and how. These two shows were not launched with great fanfare but managed to make a superb impact. Qayamat Ki Raat airs at 7pm, which is also not the conventional TV viewing time for urban audiences but the show is doing well. Here is a look at weekend shows that have made for appointment viewing in Indian homes….

Naagin 3
Colors’ Naagin 3 is ruling the BARC charts with people in urban and rural Indian loving the supernatural series. This season is a new one with actors like Karishma Tanna, Surbhi Jyoti, Anita Hassanandani and Pearl V Puri in lead roles. Elements like a beefy Naagraj played by Rajat Tokas and a chudail Jamini have been thrown in. Elders and kids are loving the show, which is high on suspense, twists and romance. Anita Hassanandani is the icing on the cake as the classy and sassy Naagin Vishakha Khanna in this season. It looks like a brand new show and people have accepted it with open arms. (Also Read: Naagin 3 Spoiler Alert! Major revelation ahead as Vish exposed as Vikrant’s former flame?)

Qayamat Ki Raat
It is not only Naagin 3 but also Qayamat Ki Raat that has is doing exceptionally well. It airs at 7pm and is a thriller-horror. The story is inspired by Ramsay Brothers’ Purana Mandir and has elements from the Telugu blockbuster Arundhati. Vivek Dahiya, Karishma Tanna, Dalljiet Kaur, Sumeet Bhardwaj and Manraj Singh star in main roles. Qayamat Ki Raat is impressive with its pace, VFX and elements of comedy. It is not a scary show but a thrilling one for sure. Perfect to watch with a tub of popcorn. (Also Read: Qayamat Ki Raat shocking twist! Raj aka Vivek Dahiya to get possessed by tantric Kalasur)

Dance Deewane
There are a few dance shows on air at present but the one that is ruling is Dance Deewane. The show has contestants from kids to teens and mothers. Some of the participants have truly inspiring and soul-stirring stories to tell. The episodes, which have had celebs has fared exceedingly well on the BARC charts. Salman Khan and the cast of Race 3 graced the first episode, which was really well received by the audience. Moreover, we have Madhuri Dixit on the panel lighting up the show with her endless charm and grace. People also love Arjun Bijlani’s hosting immensely.

Indian Idol 10
The tenth season has made a solid start by bagging excellent viewership. The panel of Neha Kakkar, Vishal Dadlani and Anu Malik are also doing a great job. The viewership of Sony TV has got a boost due to this show. We can expect the competition to get tougher in the coming days.