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by MarkLives (@marklives) See which were the most popular shows on South African TV for the week of 1–7 June 2015! Using data supplied by the new Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA), this #SouthAfricanTVratings column is a weekly roundup of SA’s TV audience viewership.

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We reveal the best-watched shows of the week before (in this case, 1–7 June 2015), where they ran and how many South Africans tuned in to watch:

  • Top 20 — adults and kids
  • Top 10 SABC1 — adults and kids
  • Top 10 SABC2 — adults and kids
  • Top 10 SABC3 — adults and kids
  • Top 10 e.tv — adults and kids
  • Top 10 Mzansi Magic — adults and kids
  • Top 10 M-Net — adults and kids

 

Top 20 shows across channels (national — adults age 15+)

Variable TVR %
Ranking Description (grouped) Channel Level 1 Level 2\Activity (r) Live + VOSDAL
1 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 18.3
2 UZALO SABC 1 Drama Drama 17.1
3 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 16.9
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 14.8
5 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 14.3
6 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 13.9
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 12.6
8 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 10.8
9 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.6
10 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.1
11 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.0
12 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.0
13 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 9.9
14 STUMBO STOMP SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.5
15 JIKA MA JIKA SABC 1 Music Music 9.3
16 RISE SABC 1 Movies DRAMA 9.1
17 THE PERFECT SISHEBO SHOW SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 9.1
18 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 8.9
19 THE TRANSPORTER e.tv Movies ACTION/ADVENTURE 8.8
20 REAL GOBOZA SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 8.2

Top 20 shows across channels (national — kids age 4–14)

1 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 19.4
2 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 19.2
3 UZALO SABC 1 Drama Drama 17.4
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 16.1
5 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 13.7
6 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 13.2
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 12.7
8 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 11.4
9 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 11.4
10 THE PERFECT SISHEBO SHOW SABC 1 Magazine Magazine 11.3
11 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 11.2
12 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 11.1
13 JIKA MA JIKA SABC 1 Music Music 11.0
14 STUMBO STOMP SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.9
15 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 10.8
16 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 10.5
17 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 9.7
18 RISE SABC 1 Movies DRAMA 8.8
19 THE TRANSPORTER e.tv Movies ACTION/ADVENTURE 8.7
20 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 8.3

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (adults)

Variable TVR %
Ranking Description Day of week Level 1\Activity (r) Live + VOSDAL
1 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Thursday Soap opera 18.7
2 SKEEM SAAM Thursday Drama 17.6
3 UZALO Wednesday Drama 17.4
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 14.8
5 MFOLOZI STREET Thursday Drama 13.9
6 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 12.6
7 ZULU NEWS Monday News 11.9
8 XHOSA NEWS Tuesday News 11.7
9 SELIMATHUNZI Tuesday Variety 10.1
10 SES TOP LA Monday Sitcom 10.0

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (adults)

1 MUVHANGO Monday Drama 16.2
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 10.9
3 MOFEREFERE LENYALONG Monday Sitcom 7.9
4 MUVHANGO -R Tuesday Drama 5.9
5 DITLABONYANE KE DITLABOIMA Friday Drama 5.9
6 SPEAK OUT Thursday Actuality 5.8
7 7DE LAAN Wednesday Soap opera 5.5
8 MUVHANGO -O Saturday Drama 4.8
9 WIPEOUT Saturday Competition 4.7
10 MUSIC Saturday Music 4.6

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (adults)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Tuesday Soap opera 5.3
2 MUSIC Thursday Music 3.8
3 DAYS OF OUR LIVES Thursday Soap opera 3.3
4 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Tuesday Soap opera 3.3
5 ISIDINGO -R Wednesday Soap opera 2.8
6 MAGNUM P.I. Thursday Drama 2.7
7 NEWS Sunday News 2.6
8 STRICTLY COME DANCING Friday Reality 2.5
9 7DE LAAN -R Thursday Soap opera 2.5
10 KOJAK Tuesday Drama 2.4

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (adults)

1 SCANDAL Thursday Drama 11.3
2 THE TRANSPORTER Sunday Movies 8.8
3 RHYTHM CITY Thursday Drama 8.5
4 E NEWS EARLY EDITION Sunday News 6.1
5 WWE WRESTLING RAW Sunday Sport 6.1
6 WWE WRESTLING PAYBACK Sunday Sport 6.0
7 MAHADI-LOBOLA Sunday Reality 5.4
8 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 5.3
9 Z’BONDIWE Tuesday Drama 5.1
10 ASHES TO ASHES Monday Drama 4.8

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (adults)

1 ISIBAYA Monday Variety 2.5
2 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 2.2
3 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 1.5
4 LOVE BACK Sunday Drama 1.2
5 DISKI DIVAS Sunday Variety 1.0
6 AYEYE Sunday Drama 0.7
7 ZABALAZA Thursday Drama 0.6
8 HOT PLATE:CATERING ESKASI Sunday Reality 0.6
9 ISIBAYA – R Thursday Drama 0.4
10 JERUSALEMA Thursday Movies 0.4

Top 10 shows across M-Net (adults)

1 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 0.8
2 THE EQUALIZER Sunday Movies 0.8
3 MY STORY Sunday Reality 0.3
4 TWO AND A HALF MEN Wednesday Sitcom 0.3
5 GREY’S ANATOMY Monday Drama 0.3
6 MODERN FAMILY Wednesday Drama 0.2
7 THE BLACKLIST Wednesday Drama 0.2
8 RESURRECTION Friday Movies 0.2
9 THE VOICE Monday Variety 0.2
10 BLUE BLOODS Thursday Drama 0.2

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (kids)

1 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Monday Soap opera 20.4
2 SKEEM SAAM Thursday Drama 20.4
3 UZALO Monday Drama 18.0
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 16.1
5 MFOLOZI STREET Thursday Drama 13.7
6 XHOSA NEWS Tuesday News 13.0
7 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 12.7
8 ZULU NEWS Monday News 12.4
9 SES TOP LA Monday Sitcom 11.7
10 SELIMATHUNZI Tuesday Variety 11.4

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (kids)

1 MUVHANGO Monday Drama 15.3
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 10.0
3 MOFEREFERE LENYALONG Monday Sitcom 7.1
4 WIPEOUT Saturday Competition 7.1
5 MUVHANGO -O Saturday Drama 5.8
6 THE DUST FACTORY Saturday Movies 5.6
7 MUSIC Saturday Music 5.6
8 DITLABONYANE KE DITLABOIMA Friday Drama 5.4
9 MUVHANGO -R Wednesday Drama 5.4
10 ABO MZALA Saturday Sitcom 4.7

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (kids)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Tuesday Soap opera 4.2
2 MUSIC Thursday Music 2.7
3 TRAIN QUEST Saturday Movies 2.5
4 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Tuesday Soap opera 2.5
5 DAYS OF OUR LIVES Thursday Soap opera 2.4
6 SERIOUSLY FUNNY KIDS Saturday Children’s programs 2.2
7 STRICTLY COME DANCING Friday Reality 1.9
8 THUNDERCATS Sunday Children’s programs 1.8
9 HANNAH MONTANA FOREVER Sunday Children’s programs 1.7
10 ISIDINGO -O Sunday Soap opera 1.7

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (kids)

1 SCANDAL Thursday Drama 11.7
2 RHYTHM CITY Wednesday Drama 9.3
3 THE TRANSPORTER Sunday Movies 8.7
4 WWE WRESTLING PAYBACK Sunday Sport 7.0
5 E NEWS EARLY EDITION Sunday News 6.9
6 MAX STEEL Sunday Children’s programs 5.9
7 MAHADI-LOBOLA Sunday Reality 5.9
8 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 5.8
9 WWE WRESTLING RAW Sunday Sport 5.8
10 GLUMPERS Saturday Educational Program 5.8

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (kids)

1 ISIBAYA Thursday Variety 2.7
2 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 2.2
3 LOVE BACK Sunday Drama 1.4
4 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 0.9
5 DISKI DIVAS Sunday Variety 0.9
6 ZABALAZA Thursday Drama 0.7
7 RISE Saturday Movies 0.6
8 ISIBAYA – O Sunday Drama 0.5
9 ZABALAZA -R Saturday Drama 0.4
10 HOT PLATE:CATERING ESKASI Sunday Reality 0.4

Top 10 shows across M-Net (kids)

1 THE EQUALIZER Sunday Movies 0.4
2 THE VOICE-R Saturday Variety 0.2
3 LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER Sunday Sitcom 0.2
4 ARROW Friday Drama 0.1
5 BLUE BLOODS Thursday Drama 0.1
6 THE MIDDLE Saturday Sitcom 0.1
7 THE BLACKLIST Wednesday Drama 0.1
8 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 0.1
9 NCIS NEW ORLEANS Thursday Drama 0.1
10 EPK:LE WEEK-END Friday Documentary 0.1

Source: 2015 Week 23 TV Audience Report

 

Broadcast Research Council of South AfricaThe Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (the BRC) is a non-profit, industry body that has recently been incorporated to cater to the audience research needs of the radio and television industry in South Africa.

 

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