Tv stations remain the most popular medium for entertainment and news updates. TV viewership reaches its peak during prime time between 6 pm and 10 pm when the general population gets home. Which are your preferred TV stations or what are your must-watch TV shows? Here are my top 9 TV stations in terms of viewership.
Citizen TV is indisputably the most popular TV station in Kenya. The station’s target audience ranges from the affluent urban elite to the lower-end citizens (socio-economic scale). Its news at 7 pm and 1- pm are the most-watched. Citizen TV has local shows like Maria and 10 over 10 which attract vast viewers.
Recently, NTV has gained viewers compared to KTN which has suffered losses. It has some of the best local comedy and drama, foreign soaps, and teen and youth programs.
In full, Kenya Television Network is one of the first TV stations established in Kenya. It played a big role in breaking KBC’s monopoly. KTN offers comedy, business, kids, and lifestyle shows among others, to entertain the entire family.
K24 is the fastest-growing media house in Kenya, powered by Mediamax Network LTD. It was also Kenya’s first TV station to stream live on the internet. This made the station a popular choice for Kenyans living outside the country.
Inooro TV is aired mostly in vernacular (Kikuyu dialect) and is a good alternative to the Agikuyu, which is the largest tribe in Kenya. It offers alternate content which is a breath of fresh air from the norm.
KBC, which stands for Kenya Broadcasting Channel, is the oldest TV station in Kenya. KBC broadcasts its programs in Engish, Kiswahili, and other local languages allowing it to reach a wide variety of Kenyans from different locations.
8) Kiss TV
Kiss TV’s main target audience is the youth which explains why it has a huge following on social media. Kiss TV focuses mainly on entertainment which includes music, movies, and sports. If you’re looking to keep up with the latest global trends, Kiss TV is the station to watch.
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