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Top Shows on TV: June 2018

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 09 Jul 2018
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for June 2018.

If you can't see the listing below, then click this link to access them in a document instead: Top Shows on TV: June 2018.

If you're unable to see the either of the above documents, this is an overview of the Top 5 shows for each channel/broadcaster:

Show Viewers
Uzalo 9,154,021
Generations: The Legacy 8,984,959
Skeem Saam 7,841,639
Xhosa News 5,016,166
24th Sama Awards 2018 4,761,971

Show Viewers
Uzalo 7,858,367
Skeem Saam 6,675,734
Muvhango 5,735,626
Lotto Draw Live 5,405,914
The Vodacom Show 5,033,323

Show Viewers
Generations: The Legacy 6,335,380
Isidingo:the Need 1,637,790
Neil Anthony Private Chef 1,370,022
Cleveland Hustles 1,193,032
Music 1,085,374
Show Viewers
Scandal 5,377,196
Rhythm City 4,622,022
Ride Along 2,727,884
Jurassic World 2,640,838
The Incredibles 2,433,164

Show Viewers
The Queen 1,298,716
Our Perfect Wedding 1,135,763
Abomama 977,359
Isibaya 867,175
2018 Russia Fifa World Cup Brazil vs Swi 807,158

Special notes

World Cup mayhem

Uzalo, Skeem Saam and Generations appear in the SABC2 and SABC3 lists because of their move to these channels during the World Cup on SABC1.

As you'll see, the numbers are riddled with discrepancies this month. The Broadcast Research Council (who compile these lists) has erroneously included Generations twice in SABC1's Top 20 so we've left out the second instance in the Top 5s.

They've also included a bizarre non-existent show called "S3 2000-2159" as the second most popular show on SABC3 so we've left this of the Top 5 too. 

None of the World Cup games have been included in SABC1's Top 20. There's no clarity from the BRC whether this is because none of them made the Top 20 list (which seems highly unlikely) or if they weren't included in the parameters when the list was compiled, unlike the DStv list. 

7de Laan's wow moment

If you can't see the full listing: 7de Laan attracted a record breaking 4,252,344 viewers on Monday, 25 June.

For an explanation of the TAMS, please see: The TAMS Ratings Explained.


Channels in this post: SABC1, SABC2, SABC3,, Mzansi Magic


09 Jul 2018 20:23

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7/10/2018 4:03 PM

Would you look at that... Just take a look at that! GTL punching above its weight in a channel that is said to be accessed by a few in the country. 6 MILL! Surely that is a record-breaking figure for SABC 3. Right? This is a show whose ratings were supposed to be in the toilet in 2015, according to the prophets of doom at the time. If this doesn't prove that GTL has a genuine viewership power throughout the spectrum, then nothing will. Here's a bold statement, if by a miracle, it is moved to multichoice it may get just over 4 million. I mean, even on youtube, it has put the views game in a chokehold and still squeezing.

10 Jul 2018 11:17

lol i see they may leave generations on sabc3 .well isidingo is gr8 bt the numbers don't even increase ..

11 Jul 2018 00:05

Something's gotta give when it comes to Isidingo and SABC3 as a whole. Clearly the demographic they're targeting could not be bothered with this channel. Generations' numbers just proved that it is possible to have highly rated shows on SABC 3. I guess it goes with being a public broadcaster to deliver silly quotas that are meant to please phantom viewers. 

12 Jul 2018 13:18

All my shows are doing gud!!!

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