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Top Shows on TV: September 2022

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 11 Oct 2022
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for September 2022.

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

Special notes


Muvhango's turned into daytime TV. The morning repeat on SABC1 now attracts more viewers than the ever plunging primetime broadcast.

As for Idols... it's down by another 120,000 viewers from last month.

Last person to leave turn the lights off!

Oh wait, Eskom's already done that.

The Wife's second marriage

375,499 viewers for The Wife's most popular episode in its first month on Mzansi Magic.

Not bad considering it's been all over Showmax for years, and Stage 6.

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

Show Viewers
Uzalo 6,357,005
Generations: The Legacy 5,052,834
Skeem Saam 4,177,147
Xhosa News 2,733,944
Zulu News 2,456,678

Show Viewers
Muvhango 1,572,195
7De Laan 859,016
Kgatelopele -R 725,658
Bophelo Ke Semphekgo 650,055
Kgatelopele 632,515

Show Viewers
Alvin and the Chipmunks 602,198
News 536,529
The Wonders of Marsupials 502,908
Safta's Red Carpet 494,260
Alvin and the Chipmunks the Squeakquel 486,186
Show Viewers
Scandal 5,277,543
House of Zwide 4,635,801
Imbewu 2,679,169
Durban Gen 2,560,842
The Black Door 2,507,534

Show Viewers
Gomora 1,014,085
Uyajola 9/9 876,201
The Queen 661,478
DiepCity 632,927
Mnakwethu 613,431

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

1 Comment

12 Oct 2022 03:12

Amazing work they are doing there by etv. Two of their shows are top 3 in the country. What happened to Muvhango vhele? Didn't they use to pull like 5mil viewers? Maybe it's time to can it? Although quite a few would be disappointed. Disappointed with 7deLaan numbers. I'm a huge fan and their storylines are great, the acting is top notch and they hardly drag their stories. Deserves more. I guess the Afrikaans thing is killing them. Sad to see what's happening to SABC 3, seems like 2 is following suit

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