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by SAARF & MarkLives (@marklives) SABC 1 drama “When we were black” returned to the top 10, at no. 4 position, during the week of 2–8 June 2014, our SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings national chart shows. Meanwhile, on our DStv chart, International Rugby: South Africa vs World XV made it to no. 14.

Satellite dishThis weekly roundup of South Africa’s TV audience viewership, a collaboration between the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) and MarkLives, reveals the best-watched shows of the week before, where it ran and how many South Africans tuned in to watch.

We offer two tables, the first covering all households — free-to-air viewing (the various SABC channels and e.tv) as well as the DStv platform — and the second charting the best-watched shows on the DStv network of channels only.

SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings Chart: 2–8 June 2014

Market Target Activity
National Total Indv (incl guests) Live + VOSDAL
Counter Description (grouped) Channel Level 1 Level 2\variable (r) AMR % AMR SHR %
1 GENERATIONS SABC 1 Soap opera Local 23.7 10 146 820 71.00%
2 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 13.9 5 972 572 45.26%
3 ENTABENI SABC 1 Drama Drama 12.1 5 206 461 37.52%
4 WHEN WE WERE BLACK SABC 1 Drama Drama 11.6 4 964 782 41.69%
5 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 11.5 4 952 885 42.78%
6 MY PERFECT FAMILY SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 11.2 4 825 993 35.44%
7 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 11.2 4 809 831 34.53%
8 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 11.0 4 716 136 33.81%
9 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.9 4 685 440 34.18%
10 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.9 4 678 391 35.00%
11 FAMILY BONDS SABC 1 Drama Drama 10.8 4 644 391 37.24%
12 THE PERFECT SISHEBO SHOW SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 10.4 4 464 196 33.66%
13 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 9.8 4 214 063 33.19%
14 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 9.7 4 146 409 29.80%
15 NEWS HEADLINES SABC 1 News News 8.9 3 816 221 29.21%
16 NYAN NYAN SABC 1 Reality Reality 8.9 3 812 662 32.36%
17 POWERBALL SABC 2 Variety Variety 8.7 3 733 699 39.25%
18 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 8.6 3 672 315 29.34%
19 FAST FIVE SABC 1 Movies Action/adventure 8.2 3 504 586 33.58%
20 REAL GOBOZA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 7.8 3 333 395 30.94%
21 FRIENDS LIKE THESE -R SABC 1 Variety Variety 7.0 3 002 788 36.09%
22 KHUMBUL’ EKHAYA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 6.9 2 967 087 27.49%
23 NEWS e.tv News News 6.5 2 804 702 21.38%
24 GENERATIONS RETRO SABC 1 Soap opera Local 6.5 2 777 973 21.88%
25 TROPICA ISLAND OF TREASURE SABC 1 Reality Reality 6.4 2 745 779 24.22%
26 THOLA SABC 2 Drama Drama 6.3 2 714 232 38.37%
27 JACKEE SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 6.3 2 698 635 21.53%
28 DAREDEVIL e.tv Movies Action/adventure 6.2 2 658 556 27.42%
29 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 6.1 2 602 287 25.15%
30 CUTTING EDGE SABC 1 Actuality Actuality 6.0 2 553 953 32.26%
31 GA RE DUMELE -R SABC 2 Sitcom Sitcom 5.6 2 408 424 24.71%
32 MUVHANGO -R SABC 2 Drama Drama 5.5 2 366 213 34.98%
33 SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.4 2 327 181 50.99%
34 7DE LAAN SABC 2 Soap opera Local 5.4 2 297 019 18.14%
35 SPEAK OUT SABC 2 Actuality Actuality 5.3 2 276 413 27.96%
36 SA’S KITCHEN QUEENS e.tv Reality Reality 5.2 2 245 908 19.73%
37 GROWN UPS e.tv Movies Comedy 5.2 2 241 523 27.39%
38 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL SABC 3 Soap opera International 5.2 2 238 429 20.23%
39 SISWATI/NDEBELE NEWS HEADLINES SABC 1 News News 5.2 2 236 848 24.11%
40 EMZINI WEZINSIZWA -R SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 5.1 2 174 066 48.33%

 

DStv platform only

Market Target Activity
DStv Total Indv (incl guests) Live + VOSDAL
Counter Description (grouped) Channel Level 1 Level 2\variable (r) AMR % AMR SHR %
1 GENERATIONS SABC 1 Soap opera Local 17.1 2 308 060 51.17%
2 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 8.7 1 176 935 30.52%
3 ISIBAYA Mzansi Magic Variety Variety 7.0 950 678 22.09%
4 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 6.9 927 911 21.95%
5 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 6.3 850 760 19.09%
6 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 6.1 825 375 18.62%
7 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 5.9 799 601 17.92%
8 POWERBALL SABC 2 Variety Variety 5.6 751 611 22.08%
9 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.3 720 437 16.12%
10 NEWS e.tv News News 5.0 671 921 15.30%
11 FAMILY BONDS SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.0 669 748 15.77%
12 KHUMBUL’ EKHAYA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 4.9 660 865 19.69%
13 7DE LAAN SABC 2 Soap opera Local 4.5 604 160 14.32%
14 INTERNATIONAL RUGBY :SOUTH AFRICA VS WORLD XV SuperSport 1 Sport Rugby(all) 4.2 566 973 16.13%
15 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 4.2 563 805 12.62%
16 NYAN NYAN SABC 1 Reality Reality 4.1 555 567 13.77%
17 WHEN WE WERE BLACK SABC 1 Drama Drama 4.0 544 076 14.04%
18 ENTABENI SABC 1 Drama Drama 4.0 536 784 12.76%
19 SPEAK OUT SABC 2 Actuality Actuality 3.9 526 633 20.00%
20 THE HEAT (2013) M-Net Movies Drama 3.7 504 810 12.83%
21 FAST FIVE SABC 1 Movies Action/adventure 3.5 478 121 12.68%
22 THOLA SABC 2 Drama Drama 3.5 476 816 17.42%
23 NOOT VIR NOOT SABC 2 Music Music 3.4 463 637 10.71%
24 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 3.4 462 684 10.49%
25 MY PERFECT FAMILY SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 3.2 432 158 9.74%
26 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 3.1 423 588 9.20%
27 MUVHANGO -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 3.1 423 243 26.92%
28 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Mzansi Magic Magazine Magazine 3.1 413 170 9.48%
29 JACKEE SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 3.1 412 947 9.77%
30 GENERATIONS -R SABC 1 Soap opera Local 3.0 411 517 27.39%
31 NUUS SABC 2 News News 3.0 407 711 9.50%
32 GA BOSE GANGWE SABC 2 Drama Drama 3.0 403 695 13.40%
33 FRIENDS LIKE THESE -R SABC 1 Variety Variety 3.0 398 643 13.34%
34 GA RE DUMELE -R SABC 2 Sitcom Sitcom 2.9 398 396 12.92%
35 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL SABC 3 Soap opera International 2.9 396 532 10.39%
36 THE PERFECT SISHEBO SHOW SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 2.9 389 699 8.76%
37 CUTTING EDGE -R SABC 1 Actuality Actuality 2.8 375 853 21.31%
38 NEWS HEADLINES SABC 1 News News 2.7 368 807 8.52%
39 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 2.7 364 516 9.73%
40 CARTE BLANCHE M-Net Actuality Actuality 2.7 364 308 7.73%

How to read the tables:

AMR% refers to the number of people in a target market who were watching an event ie programme, expressed as a percentage of the population for that demographic: “On average, 16.3% of adults aged 15+ who watched TV from 28 Jan-3 Feb 2014 watched Society on SABC 1”.

AMR is the number of people in a target market watching a specific event ie programme per minute, expressed in absolute figures: “On average, 1, 541, 066 adults aged 15+ who watched TV from from28 Jan-3 Feb 2014 watched Society on SABC 1”.

Share % (SHR %) is the share or proportion of the available audience (people watching TV at that time) that a specific channel/programme has achieved at that time: “Society achieved a share % of 52.59% from 28 Jan- 3 Feb 2014 on SABC 1″.

saarf 150SAARF is the name by which the South African Audience Research Foundation is familiarly known. SAARF’s main objective is to direct and publish media audience and product/brand research for the benefit of its stake-holders, thereby providing data for target marketing and a common currency for the buying and selling of media space and time. SAARF has thus the responsibility to measure the audiences of all traditional media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, television, cinema and out of home media.

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