Amitabh Bachchan’s Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 to replace Indian Idol 6?

Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 won’t be pushing Saas Bina Sasuraal off air. There had been speculations that Sony will change the time slots of their various weekday programmes to make way for their heavy weight game show, with Saas Bina Sasuraal being the first to be axed.

That buzz got stronger when Danish Khan, Senior Vice President and Marketing Head, Sony Entertainment Television, confirmed that Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 will be aired at a prime time slot.

But now we hear that Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 won’t be replacing Saas Bina Sasuraal – instead, it will replace Indian Idol 6

Yes, Amitabh Bachchan will now visit your homes on weekends instead of weekdays.

For the past five seasons, including the first two which aired on Star Plus, Kaun Banega Crorepati has always been telecast on weekdays.

This is the first time it has been slotted for the weekend. The total number of episodes will be between 60 and 90 as usual. Which means with just two episodes per week, instead of the usual four-five, Kaun Banega Crorepati 6 will have a longer run than its previous seasons.

That’s more ad revenue for the channel that lost its hit show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa to Colors this year.

It also gives Sony time to come up with a show that will be strong enough to replace Kaun Banega Crorepati 6. Even the target audience of senior citizens, adults and children (not teenagers as such) will find it easier to watch the show on weekends than weeknights.

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