Most Watched TV Shows In SA: Check Out How Much You Watch These Soapies


The most recent Television Audience Measurement Survey (TAMS) statistics released by The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) revealed that Uzalo is still the most watched SA TV show till date.

The statistics for December 2016 shows that the popular SABC 1 soapie is still ahead of others as the most watched SA TV show with a whopping 8.42 million viewers at its highest point.

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Meanwhile, Generations: The Legacy was hot on Uzalo’s heels‚ proving to be a tough competition with 8.36 million viewers over the same time period. We have seen a battle of most watched shows between the two over the years.

Still on SABC 1, Uzalo and Generations: The Legacy beat another popular SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam. The show registered just under 6 million viewers.

On SABC 2, popular soapie Muvhango remained the most-watched show on the channel. Muvhango led the pack with 6‚259‚067 viewers‚ followed by the Live Lotto Draw which drew just over 5 million viewers.

Afrikaans soapie 7 de Laan drew above a million viewers on few occasions.

Furthermore, SABC 3’s most popular show was none other than international soapie Bold and the Beautiful. While the show drew just under 900‚000 viewers, local soapie Isidingo was hot on its heels with 855‚000 viewers.

Weekly reality shows on Mzansi Magic retained a popular stand on social media. However, it was the channel’s popular soapie Isibaya that drew its most viewers of 1.15 milliion.

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Our Perfect Wedding maintained its status as the most popular reality show on the channel‚ with just over 1 milliion viewers at its highest point in December. Date My Family came in below it‚ with just 682‚000 viewers.

On, Scandal! was the most watched show with 4.86 million viewers‚ while Rhythm City which is also Bill Gate’s favourite SA show drew 3.1 million viewers at its highest point.