Primetime TV Viewing Figures
TVSA TAMS coverage - airing since 2006

Top Shows on TV: May 2024

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Primetime TV Viewing Figures on 07 Jun 2024
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These are the primetime adult television viewing figures for May 2024.

If you can't see the listing below, then click this link to access them in a document instead: Top Shows on TV: May 2024

Special notes

Viewers were subjected no loadshedding in April. If only the elections were always just around the corner!

Kelders van 7de Laan's step into the world of locally produced Afrikaans dailies has proven to be more successful than what was going over at SABC2 during the final days of 7de Laan.

Viewership for the most watched episode of Kelders van Geheime during its debut month this May was 83% higher than audiences for 7de Laan during its final month in December 2023

Kelders van Geheime attracted 1,653 738 viewers in contrast with 7de Laan that delivered 874,822 viewers for its finale.

There's also a 6.9% difference between them in Audience Share with KvG recording 15,9% and 7de Laan 9%.

A mole tells TVSA that the SABC's working on a new 18h00 soapie for SABC2 which could put a spanner in's works. Of course it may only happen in seven years time being the SABC.

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

Show Viewers
Uzalo 5,228,549
Generations the Legacy 4,451,576
Skeem Saam 4,437,004
Isiswati/Isindebele 2,939,672
Xhosa News 2,816,315

Show Viewers
Muvhango 1,292,635
Deal or No Deal 938,679*
Deal or No Deal -R 766,513
Ses/Tsw/Sep News 732,035
Melody 694,967

Show Viewers
The Masked Singer SA 776,903
News 503,291
The Masked Singer Sa-R 439,983
Nuus 434,236
Home Grown Tastes with Lorna Maseko 414,107
Show Viewers
House of Zwide 4,585,478
Isitha - the Enemy 4,099,594
Smoke and Mirrors 3,632,485
Scandal 3,519,892
Isiphetho - Destiny 3,240,950

Show Viewers
Sibongile & the Dlaminis 1,343,027
Umkhokha:the Curse 784,586
The River (Drama) 759,650
Mnakwethu Happily Ever After 701,018
Kwa Njomane 685,250

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


07 Jun 2024 16:54

Mzansi wethu has been outperforming Mzansi Magic for sometime. Mzansi Magic is dead and all shows are boring tobe honest.

08 Jun 2024 10:34

Moving Skeem Saam to 19:30 was a master class from SABC numbers don't lie

08 Jun 2024 10:37

HOZ has to be the worst show on Etv bt numbers say other things it also show how the 19:00 timeslot there's no much competion

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