AWKS! Generations viewership increases despite call for boycott
Generations has some really loyal fans.
The soapie, which is currently facing many challenges, saw a rise in ratings last week. This happened despite COSATU's call for viewers to boycott the show until the fired actors are reinstated. The organisation appealed to the nation not to watch the soapie for a week (from 15 - 19 September). But this clearly didn't work.
According to stats from TVSA the numbers increased. The site reported that on Monday (15 Septemeber), the ratings almost hit the 8 million mark.
"On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night of this week viewership averaged 7 882 395 viewers. Figures for Thursday aren't available yet, but this is what the first three days of the week look like," the site reported.
When you contrast this with the average viewership for the final week of July, the site noted, one of the final weeks before the crisis erupted - you'll see that over 200 000 more viewers watched Generations last week than between 21 and 27 July.
Here are the stats:
Monday, 15 September - 7 927 520 (average viewership)
Tuesday, 16 September - 7 994 380 (average viewership)
Wednesday, 17 September - 7 720 842 (average viewership)
COSATU definitely lost this round. Soz, Vavi!