Generations Hits A Record High 8 Million Viewership Ratings

Over 20 years later, a thousand-plus episodes, hundreds of actors being employed by the production and millions of viewers tuning in every week night at 8pm, South Africa's number 1 television show of all time has hit the big 8 mil mark. If the latest available ratings are anything to go by, Generations is watched by 90% of our television viewing public. 

According to the recently available TAMS ratings, which indicate primetime television viewing figures for Week 13 of 2014, which is between 7 - 13 April, 2014, Generations logged a record number of 8 076 000.

To put this in perspective; the second most watched show in South Africa for the same week was Amaza with just over 5 million, a total difference of a staggering 3 million between the two.

As a soapie, the show is head, shoulder, knee and toes above its competitors in the genre when it comes to ratings. Muvhango as the second most watched soapie in Mzansi came in with just over 4 million, followed by etv soapies  Rhythm City at 3.6 Million and Scandal with 3.5 Million. 

Generations is such a ratings giant that even its recently launched Generations Retro, which is a rerun of the soapie's past episodes over the years, has more viewers than soapies like 7 de Laan, Binnelanders, Isibaya and Isidingo

Often dubbed Generubbish, by its critics, the show constantly receives bad reviews on social media for its production quality, acting and storylines but continues to be a ratings gold for SABC1.  

Many tv critics and analysts have come up with theories as to why the show receives a lot of negative reviews but the viewers keep tuning in. However, there is no denying that Morula Pictures is sitting on a goose that never stops laying its golden eggs. 

The popularity of new shows on the block such is Isibaya, has done nothing to dent the success of Generations. Come 8 pm on Monday to Friday, the nation's television viewing masses tune in to watch the nation's favourite tv show of all time. 

Congratulations to the team at Generations. 

Catch Generations every week night on SABC 1 at 20h00

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