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by SAARF & MarkLives (@marklives) So, the 2014 FIFA World Cup is done and dusted, and has vanished off our SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings national and DStv charts, but Leon Schuster’s There’s a Zulu on My Stoep (1993) is still tickling the rainbow nation’s funny bones more than 20 years on, having made it to no. 16 nationally and no. 26 on DStv for the week of July 14–20!

There's a Zulu on my StoepA collaboration between the South African Audience Research Foundation (SAARF) and MarkLives, this SAARF/MarkLives #Top40TVratings column is a weekly roundup of South Africa’s TV audience viewership.

It 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: 14–20 July 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 22.9 9 810 199 67.18%
2 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 16.2 6 940 570 50.89%
3 STICKS AND STONES SABC 1 Drama Drama 15.2 6 525 880 45.93%
4 SHREDS AND DREAMS SABC 1 Drama Drama 14.7 6 303 193 44.64%
5 SOUL CITY SABC 1 Drama Drama 14.6 6 255 529 48.16%
6 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 12.3 5 261 950 41.48%
7 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 10.5 4 514 627 31.55%
8 SES’TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 10.5 4 513 575 31.07%
9 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.2 4 390 572 30.22%
10 IHAWU SABC 1 Drama Drama 9.6 4 098 773 29.59%
11 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.3 4 003 972 29.02%
12 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 9.1 3 921 904 28.40%
13 POWERBALL SABC 2 Variety Variety 9.1 3 904 910 35.79%
14 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 8.7 3 740 623 28.82%
15 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 8.6 3 710 290 28.79%
16 THERE’S A ZULU ON MY STOEP e.tv Movies Comedy 8.5 3 640 331 30.34%
17 SPY KIDS III:GAME OVER e.tv Movies Family 8.3 3 550 448 33.06%
18 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 8.0 3 444 378 31.96%
19 REAL GOBOZA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 7.9 3 378 395 28.14%
20 SKEEM SAAM -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 7.5 3 222 932 50.81%
21 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 7.2 3 076 288 23.90%
22 EMZINI WEZINSIZWA -R SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 7.1 3 038 404 47.29%
23 STUMBO STOMP AMAPANSTULA SABC 1 Variety Variety 6.8 2 912 830 27.78%
24 MUVHANGO -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 6.7 2 859 977 46.34%
25 NEWS e.tv News News 6.5 2 793 721 20.88%
26 NEXT OF NEXT WEEK e.tv Advertisement Advertisement 6.4 2 742 601 22.65%
27 LOTTO DRAW LIVE e.tv Competition Competition 6.4 2 730 988 25.37%
28 KHUMBUL’ EKHAYA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 6.2 2 675 393 21.98%
29 MODERN FAMILY e.tv Drama Drama 6.1 2 599 886 19.86%
30 WWE MONEY IN THE BANK e.tv Sport Wrestling 6.0 2 576 850 37.63%
31 SPEED e.tv Movies Action/adventure 5.9 2 552 554 22.60%
32 K’SHUBILE SABC 1 Reality Reality 5.8 2 500 540 21.66%
33 GENERATIONS -R SABC 1 Soap opera Local 5.8 2 470 672 44.50%
34 SKWIZAS SABC 2 Sitcom Sitcom 5.7 2 452 384 19.33%
35 WWE WRESTLING RAW e.tv Sport Wrestling 5.6 2 416 966 30.10%
36 SUNDAY LIVE SABC 1 Actuality Actuality 5.6 2 402 243 18.36%
37 GA BOSE GANGWE SABC 2 Drama Drama 5.5 2 344 858 21.83%
38 7DE LAAN SABC 2 Soap opera Local 5.5 2 343 433 18.26%
39 BEETHOVEN’S 4TH SABC 2 Movies Family 5.4 2 327 243 28.35%
40 SPEAK OUT SABC 2 Actuality Actuality 5.3 2 290 500 21.12%

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 16.6 2 243 896 48.15%
2 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 9.3 1 256 373 29.80%
3 ISIBAYA Mzansi Magic Variety Variety 7.6 1 029 867 23.03%
4 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 7.0 952 332 20.49%
5 POWERBALL SABC 2 Variety Variety 6.5 874 189 23.10%
6 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 5.7 774 946 17.89%
7 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 5.7 774 214 16.03%
8 SES’TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 5.6 754 719 15.90%
9 IDOLS YR 10 Mzansi Magic Reality Reality 5.5 747 228 19.23%
10 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.4 735 326 16.43%
11 SHREDS AND DREAMS SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.4 728 292 16.63%
12 STICKS AND STONES SABC 1 Drama Drama 5.2 700 771 15.58%
13 SPEAK OUT SABC 2 Actuality Actuality 5.0 669 373 18.24%
14 NEWS e.tv News News 4.7 636 628 14.19%
15 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 4.6 623 646 13.81%
16 7DE LAAN SABC 2 Soap opera Local 4.6 621 165 14.38%
17 SOUL CITY SABC 1 Drama Drama 4.5 610 630 13.42%
18 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 4.3 584 440 13.12%
19 KHUMBUL’ EKHAYA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 4.0 546 203 13.61%
20 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 4.0 545 516 12.10%
21 NEXT OF NEXT WEEK e.tv Advertisement Advertisement 4.0 542 058 12.72%
22 IHAWU SABC 1 Drama Drama 3.8 513 979 11.39%
23 REAL GOBOZA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 3.7 500 690 12.19%
24 GA BOSE GANGWE SABC 2 Drama Drama 3.6 481 409 13.57%
25 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Mzansi Magic Magazine Magazine 3.5 471 121 10.75%
26 THERE’S A ZULU ON MY STOEP e.tv Movies Comedy 3.4 455 846 11.46%
27 SPY KIDS III:GAME OVER e.tv Movies Family 3.0 406 886 10.76%
28 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 2.9 396 251 10.26%
29 LOTTO DRAW LIVE e.tv Competition Competition 2.9 395 513 10.77%
30 WWE MONEY IN THE BANK e.tv Sport Wrestling 2.9 392 896 14.98%
31 ISIDINGO:THE NEED SABC 3 Soap opera Local 2.9 387 623 8.54%
32 SKEEM SAAM -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 2.9 386 879 18.01%
33 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL SABC 3 Soap opera International 2.8 381 705 10.06%
34 SPEED e.tv Movies Action/adventure 2.8 377 653 10.24%
35 MUVHANGO -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 2.8 374 633 18.24%
36 VODACOM MILLIONAIRES e.tv Competition Competition 2.7 366 012 9.39%
37 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 2.7 365 077 8.44%
38 CARTE BLANCHE M-Net Actuality Actuality 2.6 354 836 7.77%
39 SKWIZAS SABC 2 Sitcom Sitcom 2.6 354 181 7.83%
40 NOOT VIR NOOT SABC 2 Music Music 2.6 351 947 7.92%

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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