Congratulations! Soapie fans praise Hungani Ndlovu for his role as Tbose after the SABC1 soapie ‘Skeem Saam’ reached over 5 million viewers in July.

The latest numbers from the Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa’s (BRCSA) Television Audience Measurement (TAM) show that Skeem Saam is still the second-most-watched soapie on SABC1 behind Uzalo, with over 5 million viewers.
According to BRCSA July 2023 numbers, the educational soapie Skeem Saam, which received 5 007 032 million views, need around 380 000 viewers to dethrone Uzalo on SABC1.
Uzalo, a Durban-based soapie, remains the most-watched soapie in South Africa, with 5 388 373 million viewers, followed by Scandal, an e.tv soapie, with 5 036 317 million viewers.
According to the July watching results, e.tv’s House of Zwide took fourth place with 4.4 million viewers, dethroning Generations: The Legacy, which garnered 4.1 million.

With 828 000 viewers, popular drama series Shaka Ilembe is the most-watched show on DStv, while Umkhokha: The Curse is currently the most-watched telenovela on DStv with 741 000 viewers.
On Wednesday, Soapie fans rushed to Jabulani Macdonald’s Twitter to congratulate Skeem Saam on reaching the 5 million milestone and to applaud actor Hungani, who joined the programme in July to play Tbose Maputla.

@ReelieN: “Hungani was doing the most last month, congrats to them.”

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@MhlangaLindo: “I blame @HunganiNdlovu. The guy trended every day. He brought drama and South Africans were there for it.”

@KaraboPDube: “Politics won’t allow Skeem Saam to move to the 8pm slot. It goes without saying that it’ll topple Uzalo that is teka teking (shaking).”

@Sibongi59372886: “Because the storyline is the best thanks to the producer and writer of seem sami keep it up guys.”

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By J Times

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