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Top Shows on TV: August 2020

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

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



SPECIAL NOTES

Freedom!

Yes, it was THAT Level 2 Presidential Address that turned out to be the most watched announcement of Lockdown, since the first announcement.

The Top 5 
 
Uzalo 8,980,712
Generations: The Legacy 7,345,103
Skeem Saam 6,532,362
Presidents Address 5,534,027
Scandal 4,563,297


Millions watching daytime TV

These TAMS documents from the BRC are shoddy again this month with incorrect parameters.

They're supposed to reflect Primetime viewing between 17h30 and 22h00 but they include some daytime shows, meaning other relevant Primetime shows have been left off the list.

They do give insight into daytime viewing patterns though, revealing that Skeem Saam and Imbewu are attracting just over 2.5 and 1.5 viewers respectively on week days.

Gomora also does well for pay TV, with over 400,000 for a morning.

This strongly suggests that channels should be focusing on their daytime offering more by making it a proper "thing" instead of the current set-up of randomly thrown together repeats.
 
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If you can't see the documents above, here's an overview of the Top 5 shows per channel/broadcaster:

SABC1
 
Show Viewers
Uzalo 8,980,712
Generations: The Legacy 7,345,103
Skeem Saam 6,532,362
Zulu News 4,448,884
Xhosa News 4,196,805
 


SABC2
 
Show Viewers
Presidents Address 5,534,027
Muvhango 3,953,090
Highland Park 2,052,024
7De Laan 1,771,121
Lithapo 1,751,331
 


SABC3
 
Show Viewers
Absa Premiership Mamelodi Sundowns vs Or 1,369,998
The Emirates Fa Cup Arsenal vs Chelsea 1,038,998
Absa Premiership Bloemfontein Celtic Vs 945,213
Hippos After Dark 909,534
News 722,020


e.tv
 
Show Viewers
Scandal 4,563,297
Imbewu 4,440,645
Rhythm City 3,682,394
The Smurfs 2 2,873,532
Iron Man 2,545,347


DStv
 
Show Viewers
Uyajola 9/9 1,560,555
The Queen 1,541,776
Gomora 1,467,956
Idols SA 1,175, 679
The River (Drama) 932,867
 

   

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

Channels in this post: SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, e.tv, Mzansi Magic, Mzansi Wethu, Moja Love



3 Comments

Goku
07 Sep 2020 12:18

Tjo Imbewu is really gunning for that number 1 spot

Goku
07 Sep 2020 12:27

@tvsa any idea as to when we will start seeing telenovelas at 20:00 P.m sundays....? coz I saw before lockdown they were shooting S2

Goku
07 Sep 2020 12:28

Having said that I really enjoyed the "Loving Thokoza" movie


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