Is Skeem Saam facing a crisis? Surprisingly, one of South Africa’s beloved television shows has experienced a significant dip in viewership numbers, losing nearly a million viewers. Entertainment commentator Phil Mphela reported this alarming decline.
According to Mphela’s post, Skeem Saam witnessed a staggering drop of 800,000 viewers in the last two months. In September, the drama garnered 6.72 million viewers, which plummeted to 5.9 million viewers in October.While fluctuations in viewership are not uncommon for television shows, it’s anticipated that the numbers might recover this month.
Despite the recent dip in viewership, Skeem Saam remains a staple in South African television. Created by Winnie Serite, the soapie has been airing on SABC since 2011. Set in Turfloop, Limpopo, and Johannesburg, the show follows the lives of residents navigating everyday challenges and pursuing success. Skeem Saam is credited as the first show to give Generations a real competition in the television landscape.
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Monday 13 November 2023
Episode 96 John is embarrassed when his past resurfaces in a court of law. Jacobeth’s world is thrown into a tailspin when the bank refuses to come to her rescue. Pax pulls a skhothane culture act on Mahlatse.
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Leeto wants to sink into a hole when a witness brought to testify on his side loses it. Elizabeth’s world is flipped upside down when she learns what happened to her wedding funds. Alfred confronts Pax and Mahlatse about their latest stunt.
Wednesday 15 November 2023
Leeto’s cross-examination goes horribly wrong. Sphola and Pretty convince Eunice to fight for Leeto. Mahlatse’s bet with Pax makes its way to Mosebjadi’s ears.
Thursday 16 November 2023
Leeto has a tough day with closing statements and news from Bopape adds a nail to the coffin. Jacobeth pleads with Elizabeth to conceal the money issue from Kwaito. Mahlatse sees another side of Mosebjadi.
Friday 17 November 2023
Episode 100Monday 20 November 2023
Elizabeth has resolved that she doesn’t want her mother at her wedding. A Bazaruto boss is impatient, waiting for his fate.
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Mosebjadi humiliates Mahlatse in front of other learners. MaNtuli confronts Jacobeth about the lobola money. Pretty is shocked when Eunice informs her about the changes she wants to make to her body.
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Episode 103 Mr Kgomo is spooked by news of Celia coming back to Turf. Leeto needs Sphola to deal with the drug issue. Elizabeth and them finally do the wedding fittings.
Thursday 23 November 2023
Mr Kgomo encounters a sinister temptation at Bazaruto. Letetswe backs up Mahlatse against bullying and this gives Mahlatse bravado to stand up for himself.
Friday 24 November 2023
Mr Kgomo wakes up to a startling reality while Alfred tries to fill in the blanks about his outgoing tenant. Elizabeth has to break uncomfortable news about her wedding preparations and decisions to Melita and Kat. Mosebjadi opens up to Evelyn about being bullied.