It seems even the greatest hype surrounding the newly revamped Generations: The Legacy couldn’t bring in the numbers. Contrary to earlier reports this week that the show attracted just over 10 million viewers, the official ratings paint a whole different picture.
On Tuesday 2 December, SABC spokesperson Kaizer Kganyago proudly announced the show hit the 10 million mark with it’s first episode on Monday 1 December. However, the ratings have been made public on Friday, and the show didn’t do nearly as well. On Monday only about 7,5 million viewers tuned in to watch the first episode. This is more in line with the old Generations’ overal ratings before it came to an abrupt end in September.
Tuesday painted an even bleaker picture when the show’s ratings plummeted by a massive 1 million viewers! Dropping from just over 7,5 million to 6.5 million viewers, the show’s struggling to draw in the loyal crowds.
Television analysts maintain that this isn’t really a thing to worry about, since a drop in figures was expected. With many viewers tuning in for the first episode just to see what the fuss is about, the show premiere would deliver much higher figures than normal.
-Published via TVPlus