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Top Shows on TV: June 2023

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 11 Jul 2023
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for June 2023.

If you can't see the listing below, then click this link to access them in a document instead: Top Shows on TV: June 2023

Special notes

Viewers were subjected to loadshedding ranging from Stage 1 to Stage 6 this month, with a few moments of no loadshedding in between. 

The Masked Singer SA flops on SABC1

It premiered on SABC1 on Saturday 3 June at 20h00 and as you can see, there's no sight of it in the channel's Top 20 when it should have rated as the Number 1 show for families on a Saturday night.

SABC1 has the largest reach in the country and yet this hasn't been enough for it to feature. Even The Estate Repeat topped it!

We've said it before and we'll say it again. The SABC should never have agreed to casting over-exposed Somizi on the show. It could have been such a fresh, unique addition to the pubcaster's line-up but now it just looks like they're foisting off DStv's sloppy seconds on SABC viewers. 

Made worse by the fact that Mzansi Magic's putting in the boot by moving the final season of Idols to 18h00 on Saturdays. We presume the aim is to reduce The Masked Singer viewership on S3 too.

We don't believe they would have done this if Somizi hadn't been on Masked Singer. Let's not forget that he was DStv's brand ambassador.

The SABC has clearly failed to read the room. Why does he continuously get every gig in town?! 

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

Show Viewers
Uzalo 5,194,834
Skeem Saam 4,639,225
Generations: The Legacy 4,078,149
Skeem Saam-R 2,432,908
Zulu News 2,320,498

Show Viewers
Muvhango 1,430,531
7De Laan 1,191,198
Giyani 681,012
Muvhango -O 631,097
Matlholadibona 595,539

Show Viewers
The Estate-O 452,712
The Masked Singer SA 440,938
News 414,523
Rooted 358,026
Deal or No Deal -R 315,969
Show Viewers
Scandal 4,488,824
House of Zwide 4,024,518
Isitha - the Enemy 2,551,804
Smoke and Mirrors 2,125,950
John Wick 1,805,677

Show Viewers
Shaka Ilembe 929,731
Gomora 775,118
Umkhokha:the Curse 750,780
Sizok'thola 685,724
Gqeberha:the Empire 645,476

Please note: these ratings don't include viewership from DStv Catch Up, YouTube, Viu, eVOD or SABC+. 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, Mzansi Wethu, Moja Love


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