Despite Online Media Growth, TV Still Contributes Significantly To African Consumer Spending

Written by Staff

Although extensive research on media and consumer trends in Africa shows a growing transition of consumers and audiences away from traditional media towards online media, television remains a highly significant contributor to consumer spending.

Geopoll have analyzed the top TV and Radio Stations in 6 African countries for Q3 2017 (July – September).

FromĀ GeoPoll. Story by Njeri Wangari.

The African media landscape is growing ever more diversified. Brands and broadcasters no longer need to make decisions based on outdated information risking valuable advertising dollars.

GeoPoll’s overnight media ratings deliver daily insights on audience measurement data for TV, Radio and Print.

The GeoPoll Media Measurement service has been examining ratings and audience share for the top stations in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Rwanda to provide media insights into markets where data is scarce.

The Highlights


There is stiff competition for the first position in ratings between CBS Radio and Capital FM. CBS Radio tends to lead in share with 12 percent. TV viewers show loyalty to NTV during peak hours with its highest point spotted at 7:00 pm with an average of 6.2.


Radio Citizen has the highest ratings throughout the day, peaking between 6:00 am and 8:00 am. Citizen TV has captured a lot of affinity of TV viewers during peak hours, the highest ratings spotted between 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.


In Nigeria, there is stiff competition from listeners for Ray Power FM and Wazobia FM. Zee World TV has the highest ratings from 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm, peaking between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Read the full report.


FBC (Fana) Radio has the most ratings in Q3 throughout the day with its peak occurring between 6:00 am and 8:00 am. TV viewers in Q3 have their loyalty to Kana TV during peak hours with its highest ratings spotted at 8:30 pm.


Radio listeners have more affinity to Radio Rwanda throughout the day with its highest spot being between 8:00 and 10:00 pm. Rwanda TV has the most affinity from TV viewers in Q3 during peak hours, which is spotted at 8:00 pm with an average of 5.3.

Read more atĀ GeoPoll.