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by MarkLives (@marklives) See which were the most-popular shows on South African TV for the week of 13–19 July 2015!

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Using data supplied by the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA), this South African TV Ratings column is a weekly roundup of SA’s TV audience viewership. Kindly note that, thanks to loadshedding, the BRCSA is now running a week behind.

We reveal the best-watched shows, 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 UZALO SABC 1 Drama Drama 19.9
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 18.6
3 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 18.3
4 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 15.6
5 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 14.5
6 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 12.8
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 12.6
8 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 11.7
9 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.5
10 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.3
11 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 9.9
12 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 9.8
13 STUMBO STOMP SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.4
14 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 9.3
15 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 9.1
16 SKEEM SAAM -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 9.0
17 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 8.7
18 MI KASI SU KASI SABC 1 Reality Reality 8.4
19 MOFEREFERE LENYALONG SABC 2 Sitcom Sitcom 8.3
20 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND e.tv Movies ACTION/ADVENTURE 8.2

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

1 UZALO SABC 1 Drama Drama 19.7
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 18.9
3 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 18.8
4 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 14.9
5 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 14.0
6 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 13.6
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 12.9
8 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 12.1
9 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 11.3
10 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND e.tv Movies ACTION/ADVENTURE 10.9
11 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.8
12 STUMBO STOMP SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.0
13 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 9.9
14 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 9.8
15 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.8
16 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.5
17 SKEEM SAAM -R SABC 1 Drama Drama 9.5
18 EMZINI WEZINSIZWA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 9.2
19 MI KASI SU KASI SABC 1 Reality Reality 8.9
20 RISE TALK SHOW SABC 1 Reality Reality 8.7

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (adults)

Variable TVR %
Ranking Description Day of week Level 1\Activity (r) Live + VOSDAL
1 UZALO Monday Drama 20.7
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Monday Soap opera 20.4
3 SKEEM SAAM Monday Drama 19.3
4 MFOLOZI STREET Thursday Drama 14.5
5 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 12.8
6 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 12.6
7 ZULU NEWS Monday News 11.2
8 XHOSA NEWS Saturday News 10.8
9 ZAZIWA Thursday Variety 10.3
10 SES TOP LA Monday Sitcom 10.3

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (adults)

1 MUVHANGO Monday Drama 17.2
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 11.8
3 MOFEREFERE LENYALONG Monday Sitcom 8.3
4 DITLABONYANE KE DITLABOIMA Friday Drama 6.9
5 SPEAK OUT Thursday Actuality 6.5
6 7DE LAAN Thursday Soap opera 5.2
7 MUVHANGO -R Tuesday Drama 5.2
8 WIPEOUT Saturday Competition 5.1
9 KE BA BOLELLETSE Wednesday Sitcom 4.9
10 MUVHANGO -O Saturday Drama 4.8

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (adults)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Thursday Soap opera 5.1
2 MUSIC Tuesday Music 3.8
3 DAYS OF OUR LIVES Thursday Soap opera 3.6
4 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Friday Soap opera 3.4
5 STRICTLY COME DANCING Friday Reality 3.1
6 7DE LAAN -R Tuesday Soap opera 3.1
7 NEWS Sunday News 3.0
8 ISIDINGO -R Thursday Soap opera 2.8
9 KOJAK Tuesday Drama 2.6
10 MAGNUM P.I. Thursday Drama 2.5

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (adults)

1 SCANDAL Monday Drama 12.9
2 RHYTHM CITY Monday Drama 9.7
3 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Sunday Movies 8.2
4 Z’BONDIWE Tuesday Drama 6.5
5 ASHES TO ASHES Friday Drama 6.4
6 KUNG FU PANDA Saturday Movies 6.2
7 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 5.4
8 WWE WRESTLING SMACKDOWN Saturday Sport 5.3
9 THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW Friday Movies 5.2
10 E NEWS EARLY EDITION Saturday News 4.9

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (adults)

1 ISIBAYA Thursday Variety 2.8
2 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 2.6
3 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 2.2
4 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 2.0
5 MUSIC Sunday Music 1.9
6 UTATAKO Tuesday Variety 1.0
7 BETWEEN FRIENDS Saturday Variety 0.7
8 AYEYE Sunday Drama 0.7
9 INUMBER NUMBER (MOV) Tuesday Movies 0.6
10 SUGAR AND SPICE Saturday Movies 0.5

Top 10 shows across M-Net (adults)

1 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 0.8
2 EDGE OF TOMORROW Sunday Movies 0.7
3 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 0.7
4 THE BIG BANG THEORY Wednesday Sitcom 0.4
5 CHICAGO PD Tuesday Drama 0.3
6 THE VOICE Wednesday Variety 0.2
7 REVENGE Monday Drama 0.2
8 MADAM SECRETARY Monday Drama 0.2
9 HAWAII FIVE -O Thursday Drama 0.2
10 THE BIG BANG THEORY -R Thursday Sitcom 0.2

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (kids)

1 SKEEM SAAM Monday Drama 21.0
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Monday Soap opera 20.6
3 UZALO Monday Drama 20.0
4 MFOLOZI STREET Thursday Drama 14.0
5 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 13.6
6 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 12.9
7 ZULU NEWS Monday News 12.0
8 SES TOP LA Monday Sitcom 11.5
9 XHOSA NEWS Saturday News 11.2
10 EMZINI WEZINSIZWA Tuesday Sitcom 10.6

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (kids)

1 MUVHANGO Tuesday Drama 16.5
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 10.5
3 MOFEREFERE LENYALONG Monday Sitcom 7.7
4 DITLABONYANE KE DITLABOIMA Friday Drama 6.6
5 WIPEOUT Saturday Competition 6.4
6 SPEAK OUT Thursday Actuality 5.8
7 ABO MZALA Saturday Sitcom 5.4
8 MUVHANGO -R Tuesday Drama 5.0
9 MUVHANGO -O Saturday Drama 4.9
10 KE BA BOLELLETSE Wednesday Sitcom 4.7

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (kids)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Thursday Soap opera 4.5
2 MUSIC Thursday Music 3.3
3 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Friday Soap opera 3.1
4 7DE LAAN -R Tuesday Soap opera 2.9
5 ISIDINGO -R Thursday Soap opera 2.8
6 DAYS OF OUR LIVES Thursday Soap opera 2.7
7 KOJAK Tuesday Drama 2.6
8 WHAT’S FOR DINNER Saturday Magazine 2.5
9 PITCH PERFECT Saturday Movies 2.3
10 NEWS Sunday News 2.0

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (kids)

1 SCANDAL Monday Drama 13.8
2 X-MEN: THE LAST STAND Sunday Movies 10.9
3 RHYTHM CITY Monday Drama 10.8
4 KUNG FU PANDA Saturday Movies 8.0
5 ASHES TO ASHES Friday Drama 6.8
6 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 5.8
7 Z’BONDIWE Tuesday Drama 5.3
8 JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES Thursday Children’s programs 5.0
9 SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Saturday Children’s programs 4.9
10 GLUMPERS Thursday Educational Program 4.6

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (kids)

1 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 2.7
2 ISIBAYA Friday Variety 2.4
3 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 2.2
4 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 1.8
5 MUSIC Sunday Music 1.6
6 UTATAKO Tuesday Variety 1.4
7 INUMBER NUMBER (MOV) Tuesday Movies 0.8
8 SUGAR AND SPICE Saturday Movies 0.7
9 BETWEEN FRIENDS Saturday Variety 0.7
10 ISIBAYA – R Monday Drama 0.6

Top 10 shows across M-Net (kids)

1 EDGE OF TOMORROW Sunday Movies 0.4
2 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 0.4
3 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 0.3
4 THINK LIKE A MAN TOO Wednesday Movies 0.1
5 RESURRECTION Friday Movies 0.1
6 CHICAGO PD Tuesday Drama 0.1
7 THE BIG BANG THEORY Wednesday Sitcom 0.1
8 MUSIC Monday Music 0.1
9 EPK:NO GOOD DEED Wednesday Documentary 0.1
10 22 JUMP STREET Monday Movies 0.1

Source: 2015 Week 29 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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