It seems that Generations may have won back its crown as the people’s champ‚ dethroning Uzalo as the most watched TV show in the country.
According to viewer audience statistics (known as TAMS) released this week‚ Generations: The Legacy amassed over 8 million viewers at its highest point in May‚ compared to Uzalo’s highest figures of just under 8 million.
The figures show Generations as the most-watched TV show in South Africa for the month of May‚ at 8 002 137 viewers to Uzalo’s 7 972 988.
Additional statistics provided to TMG Entertainment by the SABC show the figures dropped slightly at the start of June‚ but still saw Generations come out on top.
TV fans will remember the fierce battle for viewership numbers between the two shows last year.
Generations: The Legacy launched in December 2014 with a viewership figure of around 10 million. But those numbers quickly dropped and the months that followed saw the show enter a see-saw battle with Uzalo for the top spot.
After several months of tussling at the top‚ Uzalo cemented its position as the most watched show in South Africa near the end of 2015.
The battle was made even more interesting by reports that Generations creator Mfundi Vundla had accused Uzalo of sabotaging his show and stealing his storylines‚ while maintaining that he did not see it as a competitor.