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Week 13: 26 March - 1 April

Written by Citanul from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 12 Apr 2012
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for 26 March - 1 April, 2012.

For an explanation of how the viewing figures are calculated, please read this article.

For previous weeks click here.

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Top Shows By Channel

 
 
# Show Viewers Show Viewers Show Viewers
1. Generations 6 824 000 Stokvel 3 023 000 Days Of Our Lives 1 797 000
2. Zone 14 4 633 000 Muvhango 2 708 000 Isidingo 1 663 000
3. Montana 4 199 000 7de Laan 2 301 000 Wild Child 1 204 000
4. Home Affairs 4 003 000 Ga Re Dumele 2 183 000 3 Talk 1 036 000
5. Zulu News 3 574 000 Gospel Time 1 931 000 The Voice 1 008 000
6. Xhosa News 3 478 000 Afrikaans News 1 843 000 English News 976 000
7. Untold Stories 3 359 000 Speak Out 1 819 000 Dirty Sexy Money 924 000
8. Jika Majika 3 247 000 Mmampodi 1 791 000 Top Billing 924 000
9. Friends Like These 3 191 000 Noot vir Noot 1 708 000 National Geographic 868 000
10. The Real Goboza 3 023 000 Fokus 1 652 000 Survivor: Samoa 868 000
 
   
# Show Viewers Show Viewers    
1. eKasi 3 471 000 Carte Blanche 392 000    
2. Rhythm City 3 404 000 CSI: Miami 280 000    
3. Scandal! 3 107 000 The Dilemma 280 000    
4. e.tv News 2 539 000 CSI 224 000    
5. Are We Done Yet? 2 519 000 Terra Nova 224 000    
6. Volcano 2 519 000 Grey's Anatomy 196 000    
7. Broken Arrow 2 351 000 Masterchef South Africa 196 000    
8. Tropika Island of Treasure 1 931 000 Blue Bloods 168 000    
9. Modern Family 1 736 000 CSI: New York 168 000    
10. WWE Smackdown 1 680 000 Desperate Housewives 140 000    


Top Shows By Genre

Top Dramas

1) Zone 14 (SABC1) 4 633 000
2) Montana (SABC1) 4 199 000
3) Home Affairs (SABC1) 4 003 000
4) eKasi (e.tv) 3 471 000
5) Untold Stories (SABC1) 3 359 000

Top Reality Shows

1) Tropika Island of Treasure (e.tv) 1 931 000
2) Fear Factor (e.tv) 1 344 000
3) AXN (e.tv) 1 288 000
4) So What (e.tv) 1 232 000
5) Cheaters (e.tv) 1 120 000

Top Comedies

1) Stokvel (SABC2) 3 023 000
2) The Jada Grace Show (SABC1) 2 463 000
3) Ga Re Dumele (SABC2) 2 183 000
4) Modern Family (e.tv) 1 736 000
5) Vetkoek Paleis (SABC2) 1 092 000

Top News Bulletins

1) Zulu News (SABC1) 3 574 000
2) Xhosa News (SABC1) 3 478 000
3) e.tv News (e.tv) 2 539 000
4) Afrikaans News (SABC2) 1 843 000
5) Sesotho/Tswana/Sepedi News (SABC2) 1 340 000

Top Soap Operas

1) Generations (SABC1) 6 824 000
2) Rhythm City (e.tv) 3 404 000
3) Scandal! (e.tv) 3 107 000
4) Muvhango (SABC2) 2 708 000
5) 7de Laan (SABC2) 2 301 000

Top Talk Shows

1) 3 Talk (SABC3) 1 036 000
2) Motswako: The Mix (SABC2) 1 008 000
3) The Mo'Nique Show (SABC2) 476 000

Top Actuality Shows

1) Relate (SABC1) 2 267 000
2) Cutting Edge (SABC1) 2 015 000
3) Speak Out (SABC2) 1 819 000
4) Sunday Live (SABC1) 1 819 000
5) Fokus (SABC2) 1 652 000

Top Magazine Shows

1) The Real Goboza (SABC1) 3 023 000
2) Ses'khona (SABC1) 1 931 000
3) Club 808 (e.tv) 1 484 000
4) Mzansi Insider (SABC1) 1 400 000
5) Pasella (SABC2) 1 344 000

Top Game Shows

1) Friends Like These (SABC1) 3 191 000
2) Jam Alley (SABC1) 1 763 000
3) Noot vir Noot (SABC2) 1 708 000

Top Documentaries

1) Ba Kae? (SABC1) 1 596 000
2) Robert Sobukwe (SABC1) 1 148 000
3) National Geographic (SABC3) 868 000
4) Beyers & Ilse Naude (SABC2) 644 000
5) Celebs Biographies (SABC3) 504 000

Top Primetime Movies

1) Are We Done Yet? (e.tv) 2 519 000
2) Volcano (e.tv) 2 519 000
3) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (SABC1) 2 379 000
4) Broken Arrow (e.tv) 2 351 000
5) Licence to Wed (SABC1) 1 708 000

Top 10 Regular Shows (excluding News bulletins)

1) Generations (SABC1) 6 824 000
2) Zone 14 (SABC1) 4 633 000
3) Montana (SABC1) 4 199 000
4) Home Affairs (SABC1) 4 003 000
5) eKasi (e.tv) 3 471 000
6) Rhythm City (e.tv) 3 404 000
7) Untold Stories (SABC1) 3 359 000
8) Friends Like These (SABC1) 3 191 000
9) Scandal! (e.tv) 3 107 000
10) Stokvel (SABC2) 3 023 000


27 Comments

guy gaga
12 Apr 2012 14:05

Happy birthday Tashi Tagg you are sharing day with the President..enjoy your day thank you for keeping us entertain....

bomyy
12 Apr 2012 14:05

Generations still rukes!!! and it got even more viewers, so much of it being boring! Isidingo still not in the top 10 of shows or top 5 of soapies, its competitor Scandal is number 3, i love this

Impondokazi
12 Apr 2012 14:13

happy birthday Tashi

heheh Generations is slowly going up to 7mil, hay madoda

Vandimerwe
12 Apr 2012 14:34

happy birthday Tash

Vandimerwe
12 Apr 2012 14:35

happy birthday Tash

tizoz
12 Apr 2012 14:56

2) Rhythm City (e.tv) 3 404 000
3) Scandal! (e.tv) 3 107 000


wow impressive!

tizoz
12 Apr 2012 14:59

Top Reality Shows

1) Tropika Island of Treasure (e.tv) 1 931 000
2) Fear Factor (e.tv) 1 344 000
3) AXN (e.tv) 1 288 000
4) So What (e.tv) 1 232 000
5) Cheaters (e.tv) 1 120 000

bomyy
12 Apr 2012 15:02

etv shuould give tips to SABC 3

shanydoodle
12 Apr 2012 19:53

Scandal Rhythm City and Generations :). Really Impressive!!!!!

ontrance
12 Apr 2012 21:27

Isidingo shem shem shem, so much for it being good as people say which I don't agree with, they can't even keep their viewers. They are even beaten by Days Of Our Lives, now that is just sad

babyOmuhle
12 Apr 2012 22:36

Well done to e.tv they rule this week.... M a premium dstv subscriber bt a firm supporter of etv...

Aphrodisiac
13 Apr 2012 00:21

Isidingo is and will always be the best daily in the country, but only to those who really have an eye for the craft. The actors are outstanding, the direction is visually stunning and the script is well researched, thought provoking and every character is distinct (it breaks my heart that no other daily drama fairs to Isidingo's quality). Any great actor, director, scriptwriter will tell you that their dream is to join the Isidingo team. As long as I get to watch great television every day at 7.30 on SABC 3, the numbers are just that to me. Numbers. #TeamExcellence #TeamIsidingo

Sobza
13 Apr 2012 07:21

#TeamIsidingo....always. Forget the numbers, it's about the quality of the show.

Trublu
13 Apr 2012 08:28

#TeamIsidingo all the way, numbers or no numbers

MissFabulous
13 Apr 2012 09:00

Even "Days of our lives" has better viewership than "Isidingo"

Minah
13 Apr 2012 09:23

I am TeamIsidingo  and will never giveup on them. I am not worried about the number i am worried about Africans who waste their time watching crap like Generations.

ellablueivy
13 Apr 2012 09:26

what about "THE WILD"?

pkpage
13 Apr 2012 15:03

I'm curious to know why is Jam Alley still on our screens but we never see it on such stats?

I mean Ses'khona, Khumbl' ekhaya and the like are new kids on the block but they manage to attract so much deserved noticeable attetion.

ontrance
13 Apr 2012 23:43

When Generations fans said awards don't matter, Isidingo people were like no, they do, now because their meaningless show keeps losing viewwers or gaining none, they say numbers don't matter - all I can say is ha ha ha ha ha

shanydoodle
14 Apr 2012 19:54

@ Isidingos #1 fan... "Every great actor,Director or producer would want to work on Isidngo" I'm all 3 in the making and I can assure you that I don't want to work on Isidingo... I'd rather work on Scandal! Thank u very much... Its amazing how "numbers is just numbers" to isidingo viewers! We can't help it if people decide to watch "quality" soapies. I am a fan on Rhythm City,Scandal and Generations" those are the 3 BossBitch soaps currently... Believe me if Isidingo was quality they wouldn't lack VIEWERSHIP #Done!

Name here
14 Apr 2012 20:24

Wow! Rhythm City is now the #2 soap in the land. Scandal has drastically improved in viewership. I am a new Scandal viewer. I love the Shakira storyline. P. S Generations is the only South African show to receive a Golden Nymph,which recgonises exellence in television, from the Montreal International Television Festival.

Aphrodisiac
14 Apr 2012 22:54

You may be all 3 but if you have Generations on your list of favourites then you're certainly NOT great. You might fool yourself to thinking you are great but you just can't be. LOL, like seriously now. Generations has the worst actors on TV. The direction is static and the script is whack. Who still writes blind characters into storylines in the 21 century? Hahaha no way dude! #TEAMISIDINGO

bomyy
15 Apr 2012 11:00

isidingo is so good that people are afraid to watch it. What a great realization! Lol and they say its the generations time slot and that most people do not have acces to sabc3. Now given that, can the isidingo team explahjn the days of our lives which plays when people are not even home yet? Lol

ontrance
15 Apr 2012 18:20

I haver never heard any creative actor or writer or director or producer even imternationally who says I don't want people to watch what I've done, there is none, truth is you create so that it can be seen, even singers wwant us to buy their music and enjoy it. Isidingo is failing to reach people, to mme that is a failure. Even if you weave baskets, you do it because you have talent and people must appreciate it, whetther they come to buy or suggest to other people to buy, no one wants their creation only for themselves, once people don't appreciate what you have done, clearly there is a problem. So whatever you Isidingo fans say, truth is Isidingo even loses when compared to Days, forget SA soapies, Days for God'sake, a daytime soap when people are at work. How lame? And there is no turth in that creative people in this country are dying to work for Isidingo, why? AA show that can't pull in numbers, stop lying to yourslves. They have the same story, Sifiso died now they bring anoother brother who has same psycho tendencies, Nikiwe's brother. How lame? They have failures in story... I agree the actors are good but the stories are lame. AAnd those who say Generation's story of blindness is bad, it's not, ggo ask any medical person, ccarbon monoxide can cause blindness

calamity
16 Apr 2012 15:34

'welp'

shanydoodle
16 Apr 2012 21:24

I don't have to defend my acting ability to you! I never said I wanted to work on Generations I remember saying I'd much ratheR work on Scandal and you saying I'm "NOT" good! Shame if I wasn't that Good I would not have won drama awards,perform on artscape stage and pass my dramatic arts with an A! If is was "NOT" good! Anyway I never said I was great nor good since I don't think so either... I work hard everyday to grow in my craft... And once I'm done and start acting I would still not say that I'm good. Anyway if I wasn't that good I would not have been #1 @ my schools acting apartment and I would not have had the ability to act from my core and have an audience of over 2000 people stand up to give me a standing ovation... If I wasn't "that good" either way I don't have to justify my acting ability to anyone! I strive to be better everyday... Maybe Isidingo should start trying to write better storylines cause my mother was the biggest fan of that soap nowadays she watch Sabc2 during isidingo timeslot... What's good for u isn't good for others! And I'd much rather watch Generations than Isidingo because I LOVE it...

shanydoodle
16 Apr 2012 21:25

I don't have to defend my acting ability to you! I never said I wanted to work on Generations I remember saying I'd much ratheR work on Scandal and you saying I'm "NOT" good! Shame if I wasn't that Good I would not have won drama awards,perform on artscape stage and pass my dramatic arts with an A! If is was "NOT" good! Anyway I never said I was great nor good since I don't think so either... I work hard everyday to grow in my craft... And once I'm done and start acting I would still not say that I'm good. Anyway if I wasn't that good I would not have been #1 @ my schools acting apartment and I would not have had the ability to act from my core and have an audience of over 2000 people stand up to give me a standing ovation... If I wasn't "that good" either way I don't have to justify my acting ability to anyone! I strive to be better everyday... Maybe Isidingo should start trying to write better storylines cause my mother was the biggest fan of that soap nowadays she watch Sabc2 during isidingo timeslot... What's good for u isn't good for others! And I'd much rather watch Generations than Isidingo because I LOVE it...

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