Skeem Saam snatches over a million viewers from Rhythm City

Rhythm City logo. Picture Credit:
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Rhythm City has experienced a huge decline in its viewership since Skeem Saam was moved to the 18:30 slot on Sabc 1.

According to TVSA, the eTV drama, Rhythm City has lost about two million viewers since the premiere of Skeem Sam on 14 July.

The site reported that Rhythm City was averaging over 3.5 million viewers by the end of May but dropped to 1,636,000 viewers after the premiere of the Polokwane-based series.

Recent ratings show that in August, Scandal had 3,423,000 viewers, Skeem Saam had 3,115,000 and Rhythm City's viewership climbed up to 2,422,000.


TVSA shared these statistics:

The difference between Rhythm City now and then:

Final week of May:          3,514,000

11 - 17 August 2014:    2,422,000

Number of viewers less: 1,092,000

Percentage less: 31%

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