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Generations: The Legacy is fast losing its 'most watched' status as viewership falls

11 December 2014 - 16:21 By Times LIVE
Vuyo Dabula and Letoya Makhene of Generations: The Legacy.
Vuyo Dabula and Letoya Makhene of Generations: The Legacy.
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The newly launched show which once pulled in an average of 7 million viewers has taken a steep dip to an average of 5.9 million.

While Generations: The Legacy made it's keenly awaited debut to a record breaking 7,5 million last week Monday, new ratings show that the soapie is now losing its audiences at an alarmingly fast rate.

According to Channel 24, Mfundi Vundla's revamped drama, which features an almost entirely new cast, is not pulling in as much eyeballs as hoped. Instead, the show has been declining since it first aired and could soon be overtaken by other productions such as SABC 2's Muvhango and SABC 1's Soul City.

The ratings stand as follows:

Monday: 7,5 million
Tuesday: 6,5 million
Wednesday: 6,1 million
Thursday: 5,4 million
Friday: 4,1 million

Viewership figures for Generations: The Legacy could drop further as eTV announced its plan to launch a soapie in the same time slot which was once dominated by the SABC 1 drama. Monde Twala, eTV head of channels said the broadcaster sought to challenge it's rival by offering a fresh alternative.

"South African viewers deserve the best television. eTV  is brewing a brand new and spectacular 8pm line-up in the new year," said Twala.