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Primetime TV Viewing Figures
TVSA TAMS coverage - airing since 2006

Primetime TV Ratings - Week 20

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 25 May 2015
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for 11 - 17 May, 2015.

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 5,583,000 Muvhango 4,345,000 The Bold and the Beautiful 994,000
2. Uzalo 5,145,000 Sarafina! 3,588,000 Isidingo 988,000
3. Skeem Saam 4,957,000 Speak Out 2,074,000 Days of Our Lives 685,000
4. Mfolozi Street (Reb) 4,477,000 Abo Mzala 2,041,000 Seriously Funny Kids 593,000
5. Tempy Pushas 4,345,000 Moferefere Lenyalong (R) 1,909,000 Nikita 494,000
6. Zulu News 3,170,000 Wipeout 1,745,000 Dallas (2012) 461,000
7. Xhosa News 3,111,000 Ditlabonyane Ke Ditlaboima (Reb) 1,613,000 Presenter Search on 3 428,000
8. Stumbo Stomp 3,028,000 Ke Ba Bolelletse 1,152,000 She's The One 428,000
9. iThuba Lokugcina 2,996,000 7de Laan 1,139,000 Uptown Girls 428,000
10. Jika Majika 2,930,000 Majakathata 1,086,000 Common Law 395,000
 
 
# Show Viewers Show Viewers Show Viewers
1. Scandal! 3,028,000 Carte Blanche 132,000 Big Brother Mzansi Eviction Show 856,000
2. Rhythm City 2,120,000 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 66,000 Our Perfect Wedding 823,000
3. Hanna 1,942,000 My Story 66,000 isiBaya 764,000
4. I Shouldn't Be Alive 1,876,000 2 Broke Girls (R) 33,000 Diski Divas 395,000
5. Modern Family 1,876,000 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 33,000 Love Back 198,000
6. Z'bondiwe 1,580,000 Arrow 33,000 Big Brother Mzansi Nomination Show 132,000
7. Jack and Jill 1,284,000 Blue Bloods 33,000 Our Perfect Wedding (Reb) 132,000
8. The Big Hit 1,185,000 Grey's Anatomy 33,000 Zabalaza (2013) 132,000
9. Ashes to Ashes 1,152,000 MasterChef Australia 33,000 Big Brother Mzansi Daily Show 115,000
10. Umlilo 1,020,000 Mike & Molly (R) 33,000 Big Brother Mzansi Eviction Show (R) 99,000


Top Shows By Genre

Top Dramas

1) Mfolozi Street (Reb) (SABC1) 4,477,000
2) Tempy Pushas (SABC1) 4,345,000
3) Ditlabonyane Ke Ditlaboima (Reb) (SABC2) 1,613,000
4) Z'bondiwe (e.tv) 1,580,000
5) Loxion Lyric (Reb) (SABC1) 1,185,000

Top Reality Shows

1) Stumbo Stomp (SABC1) 3,028,000
2) The Perfect Sishebo Show (SABC1) 2,436,000
3) The Sing-Off SA (SABC1) 1,843,000
4) Wipeout (SABC2) 1,745,000
5) Khumbul'ekhaya (SABC1) 1,448,000

Top Comedies

1) iThuba Lokugcina (SABC1) 2,996,000
2) Ses'Top La (Reb) (SABC1) 2,798,000
3) Abo Mzala (SABC2) 2,041,000
4) Moferefere Lenyalong (R) (SABC2) 1,909,000
5) Modern Family (e.tv) 1,876,000

Top News Bulletins

1) Zulu News (SABC1) 3,170,000
2) Xhosa News (SABC1) 3,111,000
3) Siswati/Ndebele News (SABC1) 1,297,000
4) Sesotho/Tswana/Sepedi News (SABC2) 974,000
5) eNews Prime Time (e.tv) 826,000

Top Soap Operas

1) Generations (SABC1) 5,583,000
2) Uzalo (SABC1) 5,145,000
3) Skeem Saam (SABC1) 4,957,000
4) Muvhango (SABC2) 4,345,000
5) Scandal! (e.tv) 3,028,000

Top Talk Shows

1) Rise (SABC1) 2,271,000
2) Motswako (SABC2) 593,000
3) Katch It With Khanyi (e.tv) 527,000
4) The Talk (SABC1) 520,000
5) Steve Harvey (e.tv) 461,000

Top Actuality Shows

1) Speak Out (SABC2) 2,074,000
2) Sunday Live (SABC1) 1,876,000
3) Cutting Edge (SABC1) 1,119,000
4) Leihlo La Sechaba (SABC2) 560,000
5) Interface (SABC2) 494,000

Top Magazine Shows

1) The Real Goboza (SABC1) 2,337,000
2) Pasella (SABC2) 593,000
3) Nhlalala Ya Rixaka (SABC2) 527,000
4) Hush (e.tv) 428,000
5) Top Billing (SABC3) 395,000

Top Game Shows

1) Friends Like These (SABC1) 2,370,000
2) I Love South Africa (e.tv) 856,000
3) Noot vir Noot (SABC2) 691,000

Top Documentaries

1) Mi Kasi Su Kasi (SABC1) 1,942,000
2) I Shouldn't Be Alive (e.tv) 1,876,000
3) Docuville (SABC3) 362,000
4) God Grew Tired of Us (SABC2) 263,000
5) My Story (M-Net) 66,000

Top Primetime Movies

1) Sarafina! (SABC2) 3,588,000
2) Hanna (e.tv) 1,942,000
3) Jack and Jill (e.tv) 1,284,000
4) The Big Hit (e.tv) 1,185,000
5) The Art of Getting By (e.tv) 625,000

Top 10 Regular Shows (excluding News bulletins)

1) Generations (SABC1) 5,583,000
2) Uzalo (SABC1) 5,145,000
3) Skeem Saam (SABC1) 4,957,000
4) Mfolozi Street (Reb) (SABC1) 4,477,000
5) Muvhango (SABC2) 4,345,000
6) Tempy Pushas (SABC1) 4,345,000
7) Scandal! (e.tv) 3,028,000
8) Stumbo Stomp (SABC1) 3,028,000
9) iThuba Lokugcina (SABC1) 2,996,000
10) Ses'Top La (Reb) (SABC1) 2,798,000

New! Premiere Watch

Today we're pleased introduce an extra tidbit that highlights the premieres for the week. New shows don't always make the Top 10 so this table will give you weekly insight into their impact (or lack thereof):
 
PREMIERE WATCH
New shows that started this week
Show Viewers Channel Genre
Stumbo Stomp 2 3,028,000 SABC1 Reality
Rise 2,271,000 SABC1 Talk Show
Mi Kasi Su Kasi 1,942,000 SABC1 Documentary Series
Z'bondiwe 1,580,000 e.tv Drama

Special interest note

Ahses to Ashes extended to five days a week this week. The first Friday episode aired on 15 May and attracted 1,020,454 viewers.
 

Channels in this post: SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, e.tv, M-Net, Mzansi Magic



3 Comments

max85
26 May 2015 11:04

Wow Kgomotso matsunyane's new talk show had 2 mil viewers making it the number one talker .the difference between it and the other talk shows is huge .generations is not improving its viewership mos .

lecibarr
27 May 2015 05:25

move muvhango to 21h00 on sabc1 and u will see how brilliant it will perform

Show-Time
27 May 2015 22:21

I guess many of us will start commenting here once Generations is toppled. There isn't much to talk about because we're used to seeing it at the top. I thought by now it'd be number 2 or 3. The struggle continues for Isidingo. Maybe getting rid of the Matabane family wasn't a good idea.


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