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Top Shows on TV: March 2020

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 07 Apr 2020
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for March 2020.

 If you can't see the listing below, then click this link to access them in a document instead: Top Shows on TV: March 2020

Special notes

Whoa! See Mzansi Magic soar

Three factors came together to create record ratings for the channel's Top 5 shows in March:

1. Lockdown SA. Errbody's home to watch.

2. NO loadshedding. 

3. Mzansi Magic extended to the DStv Family and Access packages in the final week of March and all the record ratings happened from 29 to 31 March. It's on these packages until 17 April.

Free-to-air boost

Viewership of all the top shows on the free-to-air channels is up from February too. Not to the same extent as DStv, but every show has a boost because of Lockdown and no loadshedding. All except for Isidingo.

Uzalo's back to over 10-million for the first time in months - ditto Skeem Saam at over 7-million - and the Xhosa and Zulu News on SABC1 are up by over a million viewers per bulletin since February.

More nonsons

Please note: the Broadcast Research Council (who compile the TAMS) included daytime shows again this month, which means there are primetime shows that haven't gotten a look-in on these lists.

If you can't see the documents above, here's an overview of the Top 5 shows:

Show Viewers
Uzalo 10,295,063
Generations: The Legacy 8,217,345
Skeem Saam 7,257,988
Xhosa News 5,399,834
Zulu News 5,282 819

Show Viewers
Muvhango 5,045,128
SABC News:Covid - 19 Lockdown 2,890,985
Music 2,388,035
7De Laan 2,033,825
S2 2000-2159 (undefined) 1,977,649

Show Viewers
Isidingo -R(epeat) 877,800
Isidingo:the Need 781,504
Momentum One Day International:South Afr 740,463
Tropika Island of Treasure -R 726,670
Knight Rider 712,226
Show Viewers
Scandal 5,170,945
Imbewu: The Seed 4,140,563
Rhythm City 3,890,167
Ride Along 2 3,258,677
Fast & Furious 6 3,197,593

Show Viewers
The Queen 2,287,130
Our Perfect Wedding 1,833,975
Gomora 1,708,142
Date My Family 1,636,734
Omen 1,443,068


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