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Top Shows on TV: March 2022

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 13 Apr 2022
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for March 2022.

If you can't see the listing below, then click this link to access them in a document instead: Top Shows on TV: March 2022.

Special notes

Mzansi Magic paid the price for the uncreative, badly produced Sunday night Big Brother Mzansi 3 live shows.

Viewership was already much lower than Idols when it first started with 529,041 viewers in January.

Ratings dropped to 487,770 viewers in February and then plunged to 396,192 viewers in March, a loss of 25% between the start of the season and March.

It wasn't even available on Catch Up so there's no possible argument that viewers watched on Catch Up instead, they just stopped watching completely.

This is what happens when a production fails to deliver quality entertainment for audiences and doesn't even try to improve the show as the series progresses. It started with an undynamic show that lacked unique, entertaining content and this continued throughout.

The finale aired on 3 April so we'll see the ratings for that next month.

The timeslot overall: before Idols crashed and burned last season, it was attracting over a million viewers, meaning the channel has now lost over 600,000 viewers in the early evenings on Sundays.

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

Show Viewers
Uzalo 7,020,908
Generations: The Legacy 5,697,238
Skeem Saam 4,040,188
Xhosa News 2,640,169
Zulu News 2,593,348

Show Viewers
Muvhango 3,309,806
Ses/Tsw/Sep News 1,300,906
Giyani 1,026,424
7De Laan 897,861
Hlala Kwabafileyo 873,471

Show Viewers
The Hate U Give 576,562
Caf Champions League Mamelodi Sundowns V 549,451
Spider-Man 500,127
A Perfect Planet: Oceans 475,695
The Masked Singer 468,033
Show Viewers
Scandal 4,898,507
House of Zwide 4,363,470
Imbewu 3,442,796
Mr Bones 3,261,634
Filler:the Black Door 2,771,471

Show Viewers
Gomora 1,063,440
The Queen 814,637
The River 707,169
DiepCity 655,496
Maskandi Queen 612,026

Please note: these ratings don't include viewership from DStv Catch Up, YouTube, Viu or eVOD. They only reflect the viewership of people who watched on the day, at the time of broadcast.

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

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


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