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It won't survive': Skeem Saam' fans on soapie's new timeslot

26/11/2023

It won't survive': Skeem Saam' fans on soapie's new timeslot Skeem Saam' fans are furious their fan-favourite SABC1 soapie will soon compete with Scandal!' in the 19:30 timeslot.

by Rae Seleme

26-11-2023 13:43

in Soapies

Skeem Saam. Image via Facebook : Skeem Saam

Popular educational soapie Skeem Saam will reportedly compete with e.tv's Scandal! when it moves to a new timeslot in 2024.

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SABC SOAPIE: NEW TIMESLOT Entertainment commentator, Mlu reports that the SABC1 soapie, Skeem Saam will be changed from 18:30 slot to 19:30 from 2024.

The soapie will be competing with e.tv's most-watched soapie Scandal!, and Mzansi Magic's latest telenovela, My Brother's Keeper.

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Viewers of the youth soapie are concerned the show will lose viewers as Scandal! owns the timeslot with an average of 5 million viewers per month and continuously changes storylines.

@SnehBongekile tweeted: Lol Skeem Saam competing with a show that has new storylines every 2 weeks, a show that complete storylines. A show that never drags storylines. Lol they won't survive this time slot.

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BREAKING #SkeemSaam on SABC 1 to change timeslot. As from 2024. Skeem Saam Will competing with #etvScandal for the 19:30 time slot. pic.twitter.com/pTOtcXjSm1

Entertainment (@TvblogbyMLU) November 22, 2023

SKEEM SAAM' FANS REACTIONS @AsandaBhenya: Lol, imagine airing Skeem Saam same slot time 19:30 with Scandal. Scandal is gonna win, because they don't drag their storylines, also Scandal is more interesting than Skeem Saam, so it's a bad move for SABC1.

@TuChelsea12: Lol I was thinking the same. Scandal is miles ahead of Skeem Saam and u want to fight scandal for viewership? Really? To leave Mdala for Pax and Mahlatse endless bullying?

@Cliff_Mampz: Couldn't they at least give them the 8pm slot I mean it's more interesting than Generations, in fact Skeem Saam is the only soapie that is good on that channel. Uzalo is trash.

@SnehBongekile: Lol Skeem Saam competing with a show that has new storylines every 2 weeks, a show that complete storylines. A show that never drags storylines. Lol they won't survive this time slot.

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Something happening with black broadcasters right now.

They are literally slapping you in the face to cancel them.

SABC tampering with Skeem Saam slot

Moja Love getting in bed with Nhlanhla Lux.

How do the people green-lighting these decisions think it's gonna look or end?

Kgopolo (@PhilMphela) November 25, 2023

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