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by MarkLives (@marklives) See which were the most-popular shows on South African TV for the week of 27 July–2 August 2015!

Couple Watching TV by jennythip courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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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. 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

Note: thanks to loadshedding, the BRCSA is now running a week behind.

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 21.4
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 19.9
3 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 17.5
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 14.7
5 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 14.7
6 LOTTO DRAW LIVE SABC 2 Competition Competition 13.1
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 13.0
8 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 12.2
9 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 11.5
10 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 11.1
11 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.6
12 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 10.5
13 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 9.4
14 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.1
15 THE CARLING CUP:KAIZER CHIEFS VS ORLANDO PIRATES SABC 1 Sport FOOTBALL(SOCCER) 8.9
16 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 8.7
17 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 8.6
18 STUMBO STOMP AMAPANSTULA SABC 1 Variety Variety 8.2
19 RISE TALK SHOW SABC 1 Reality Reality 8.0
20 FAN BASE SABC 1 Music Music 7.8

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

1 UZALO SABC 1 Drama Drama 22.7
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY SABC 1 Soap opera LOCAL 21.5
3 SKEEM SAAM SABC 1 Drama Drama 19.3
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES SABC 1 Competition Competition 17.1
5 MUVHANGO SABC 2 Drama Drama 14.1
6 SCANDAL e.tv Drama Drama 13.2
7 TEMPY PUSHAS SABC 1 Drama Drama 13.1
8 SELIMATHUNZI SABC 1 Variety Variety 12.6
9 LOTTO DRAW LIVE SABC 2 Competition Competition 12.3
10 XHOSA NEWS SABC 1 News News 11.4
11 SES TOP LA SABC 1 Sitcom Sitcom 11.1
12 ZULU NEWS SABC 1 News News 11.0
13 ZAZIWA SABC 1 Variety Variety 10.1
14 RHYTHM CITY e.tv Drama Drama 9.5
15 FRIENDS LIKE THESE SABC 1 Variety Variety 9.4
16 IRON MAN e.tv Movies DRAMA 8.8
17 MFOLOZI STREET SABC 1 Drama Drama 8.8
18 MODERN FAMILY e.tv Drama Drama 8.5
19 3 NINJAS e.tv Movies FAMILY 8.5
20 STUMBO STOMP AMAPANSTULA SABC 1 Variety Variety 7.9

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (adults)

Variable TVR %
Ranking Description Day of week Level 1\Activity (r) Live + VOSDAL
1 UZALO Tuesday Drama 22.3
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Tuesday Soap opera 22.0
3 SKEEM SAAM Tuesday Drama 18.2
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 14.7
5 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 13.0
6 XHOSA NEWS Saturday News 11.7
7 SELIMATHUNZI Tuesday Variety 11.5
8 ZULU NEWS Monday News 11.5
9 FRIENDS LIKE THESE Saturday Variety 10.6
10 SES TOP LA Wednesday Sitcom 9.7

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (adults)

1 MUVHANGO Monday Drama 16.5
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 13.1
3 THE TKO Friday Sport 7.3
4 GA RE DUMELE Monday Sitcom 7.1
5 SPEAK OUT Thursday Actuality 6.1
6 7DE LAAN Wednesday Soap opera 5.6
7 MUVHANGO -R Wednesday Drama 5.3
8 IN THE NAME OF LOVE Friday Drama 4.6
9 KE BA BOLELLETSE Wednesday Sitcom 4.5
10 NUUS Tuesday News 4.3

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (adults)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Tuesday Soap opera 5.0
2 MUSIC Tuesday Music 3.7
3 FILLER Monday Documentary 3.7
4 NEWS Sunday News 3.5
5 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Tuesday Soap opera 3.4
6 DAYS OF OUR LIVES Wednesday Soap opera 3.0
7 STRICTLY COME DANCING Friday Reality 3.0
8 7DE LAAN -R Wednesday Soap opera 2.5
9 ISIDINGO -R Wednesday Soap opera 2.4
10 50/50 Sunday Magazine 2.3

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (adults)

1 SCANDAL Monday Drama 12.7
2 RHYTHM CITY Friday Drama 9.3
3 3 NINJAS Saturday Movies 8.1
4 IRON MAN Sunday Movies 7.6
5 E NEWS EARLY EDITION Sunday News 7.1
6 Z’BONDIWE Tuesday Drama 7.0
7 WWE WRESTLING RAW Sunday Sport 6.6
8 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 6.6
9 MAHADI-LOBOLA Sunday Reality 5.5
10 ASHES TO ASHES Monday Drama 5.5

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (adults)

1 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 3.2
2 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 2.8
3 EPK:UNBROKEN Sunday Documentary 2.7
4 ISIBAYA Thursday Variety 2.6
5 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 2.3
6 AYEYE Sunday Drama 0.9
7 UTATAKO Tuesday Variety 0.7
8 ISIBAYA – R Wednesday Drama 0.5
9 MY PERFECT PROPOSAL Sunday Variety 0.5
10 ZABALAZA Tuesday Drama 0.4

Top 10 shows across M-Net (adults)

1 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 1.1
2 THE MAZE RUNNER Sunday Movies 0.7
3 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 0.6
4 BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Friday Reality 0.4
5 THE BIG BANG THEORY Wednesday Sitcom 0.4
6 REVENGE Monday Drama 0.3
7 MADAM SECRETARY Monday Drama 0.2
8 THE VOICE Tuesday Variety 0.2
9 CHICAGO PD Tuesday Drama 0.2
10 THE GOOD WIFE Wednesday Drama 0.2

Top 10 shows across SABC1 (kids)

1 UZALO Tuesday Drama 24.4
2 GENERATIONS THE LEGACY Tuesday Soap opera 23.5
3 SKEEM SAAM Tuesday Drama 21.0
4 VODACOM YEBO MILLIONAIRES Tuesday Competition 17.1
5 TEMPY PUSHAS Friday Drama 13.1
6 ZULU NEWS Monday News 12.9
7 XHOSA NEWS Tuesday News 12.6
8 SELIMATHUNZI Tuesday Variety 12.6
9 SES TOP LA Monday Sitcom 11.6
10 ZAZIWA Thursday Variety 10.1

Top 10 shows across SABC2 (kids)

1 MUVHANGO Monday Drama 15.8
2 LOTTO DRAW LIVE Wednesday Competition 12.3
3 GA RE DUMELE Monday Sitcom 7.0
4 THE TKO Friday Sport 6.6
5 SPEAK OUT Thursday Actuality 5.8
6 SES/TSW/SEP NEWS Sunday News 4.8
7 WIPEOUT Saturday Competition 4.8
8 MUVHANGO -R Wednesday Drama 4.6
9 7DE LAAN Wednesday Soap opera 4.1
10 MAJAKATHATA Sunday Sitcom 4.1

Top 10 shows across SABC3 (kids)

1 THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL Tuesday Soap opera 4.3
2 ISIDINGO:THE NEED Tuesday Soap opera 3.4
3 MUSIC Tuesday Music 2.7
4 STRICTLY COME DANCING Friday Reality 2.5
5 WILD TRIPS Saturday Children’s programs 2.4
6 FILLER Monday Documentary 2.1
7 ISIDINGO -O Sunday Soap opera 2.1
8 WHICH WAY Saturday Children’s programs 2.0
9 THE INCREDIBLE GENIE Sunday Movies 2.0
10 SPECIAL AGENT OSO Saturday Children’s programs 2.0

Top 10 shows across e.tv channel (kids)

1 SCANDAL Tuesday Drama 14.3
2 3 NINJAS Saturday Movies 11.0
3 RHYTHM CITY Friday Drama 10.6
4 IRON MAN Sunday Movies 8.8
5 MODERN FAMILY Sunday Drama 8.5
6 E NEWS EARLY EDITION Sunday News 7.6
7 WWE WRESTLING RAW Sunday Sport 6.4
8 MAHADI-LOBOLA Sunday Reality 6.3
9 GLUMPERS Saturday Educational Program 6.2
10 ROLLING WITH HEADLINERS Sunday Reality 5.7

Top 10 shows across Mzansi Magic (kids)

1 ISIBAYA Friday Variety 2.9
2 OUR PERFECT WEDDING (MAG) Sunday Magazine 2.6
3 DATE MY FAMILY Sunday Reality 2.3
4 EPK:UNBROKEN Sunday Documentary 2.1
5 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 1.9
6 AYEYE Sunday Drama 0.7
7 UTATAKO Tuesday Variety 0.5
8 ZABALAZA Thursday Drama 0.4
9 DAILY SUN MOVIES – MY 4-5 JUST SLEEPS Wednesday Movies 0.4
10 DINEO’S DIARY Tuesday Reality 0.4

Top 10 shows across M-Net (kids)

1 BRITAIN’S GOT TALENT Thursday Reality 0.2
2 CHICAGO PD -R Sunday Drama 0.2
3 CARTE BLANCHE Sunday Actuality 0.1
4 IDOLS SA Sunday Reality 0.1
5 THE MAZE RUNNER Sunday Movies 0.1
6 THE ODD COUPLE Saturday Movies 0.1
7 RESURRECTION -R Saturday Drama 0.1
8 THE MCCARTHYS-R Saturday Sitcom 0.1
9 THE VOICE Tuesday Variety 0.1
10 RESURRECTION Friday Movies 0.1

Source: 2015 Week 31 TV Audience Report

 

Broadcast Research Council of South Africa

 

The 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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