Most-watched TV shows in South Africa – DStv, SABC, and Etv

The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has released its television audience measurements for October 2016.

Included in the report is a list of the most-watched shows on SABC 1,2,3, Etv, and DStv.

The BRCSA said the report does not “in any way give you a total viewership of DStv Commercial channels”, and that the figures indicated “viewership on the platform at the top tier”.

The tables below detail the top shows on the various platforms during October.

DStv

Date Show Viewers Digital DStv Viewers
02-10-16 Our Perfect Wedding 1202414 1544207
20-10-16 Isibaya 1187580 1430893
16-10-16 Idols SA 1055688 1360832
02-10-16 Rockville 953983 1208743
09-10-16 It’s Complicated 831688 1059406
09-10-16 Isikizi 678339 870100
27-10-16 The Queen 622172 776775
18-10-16 Greed & Desire 466287 567241
17-10-16 Premier League:Liverpool vs Man 446835 485738
16-10-16 Isthunzi 424792 590985
29-10-16 Absa Premiership Orlando Pirates 417595 528642
04-10-16 Please Step in 391837 490467
08-10-16 The Rugby Championship 391824 409869
19-10-16 Uefa Champions League 361292 415009
23-10-16 Orange Caf Champions League 359136 433364
15-10-16 Absa Premiership Kaizer Chiefs 346051 423596
07-10-16 Greed & Desire 318621 415451
15-10-16 There’s a Zulu on My Stoep 316511 448094
23-10-16 Telkom Knockout Cup 316506 373038
01-10-16 The Rugby Championship 310536 352566
08-10-16 2018 Fifa World Cup Qualifier 305688 341201
16-10-16 Absa Premiership Polokwane 299142 345485
11-10-16 Love Back 296201 390244
03-10-16 Luthando 2 293529 429167
12-10-16 The Queen 288961 364674
02-10-16 Isibaya 285257 359621
27-10-16 Isibaya 279392 300848
16-10-16 John Rambo 274148 315002
22-10-16 Telkom Knockout Cup 273727 319580
23-10-16 Premier League: Chelsea vs Man 270298 313688

SABC 1

Date Show Viewers
04-10-16 Uzalo 8243036
10-10-16 Generations the Legacy 8030677
18-10-16 Skeem Saam 6475853
27-10-16 Mutual Friends 4743068
11-10-16 International Friendly 4549883
04-10-16 Rise Talk Show 4258622
14-10-16 Tempy Pushas 4205103
18-10-16 Xhosa News 4150766
12-10-16 Zulu News 4078946
13-10-16 Zaziwa 4045241
12-10-16 My Perfect Family 4038047
18-10-16 Vodacom Millionaires 3890561
07-10-16 Shuga 3711597
11-10-16 Soccer Build-up 3703899
25-10-16 Selimathunzi 3603621
14-10-16 Live Amp 3501594
23-10-16 Caf Champions League 3367873
29-10-16 Absa Premiership 3174681
29-10-16 Friends Like These 3054045
08-10-16 Real Goboza 2881212

SABC 2

Date Show Viewers
04-10-16 Muvhango 5666936
19-10-16 Lotto Draw Live 4273782
12-10-16 Mamello 2490201
03-10-16 Ga Re Dumele 2404705
28-10-16 Bitso Lebe Ke Seromo 2375772
20-10-16 Speak Out 2346347
25-10-16 Keeping Score 2173552
11-10-16 7De Laan 1891059
01-10-16 Stuart Little II 1442442
06-10-16 Music 1366917
28-10-16 Maitemogelo 1366305
11-10-16 Nuus 1303747
01-10-16 Castle Lager Rugby 1275101
11-10-16 Erfsondes 1270125
04-10-16 Gospel Classics 1247996
07-10-16 Musiek Roulette 1206360
15-10-16 Ke Ba Bolelletse 1180907
08-10-16 Open Season 1161894
02-10-16 Ses/Tsw/Sep News 1153405
18-10-16 Naruto 1098048

SABC 3

Date Show Viewers
18-10-16 The Bold and the Beautiful 992278
19-10-16 Isidingo:the Need 988316
12-10-16 News 922152
05-10-16 Cricket Wrap up 908264
12-10-16 Momentum One Day 895228
09-10-16 The Water Horse 837300
15-10-16 Will 789318
16-10-16 Pets 668067
08-10-16 Ice Castles 646955
11-10-16 Neil Anthony Private Chef 644922
02-10-16 Fired up 624481
15-10-16 The Hoax 576562
08-10-16 American Reunion 572218
19-10-16 High Rollers 540570
25-10-16 Afternoon Express 537257
16-10-16 Saving Rhino Phila 509282
23-10-16 Warm Springs 502382
23-10-16 Chameleons of the World 500219
03-10-16 Survivor 28:Cagayan 490232
22-10-16 Sacrifice 488033

Etv

Date Show Viewers
04-10-16 Scandal 4475421
05-10-16 Rhythm City 3642774
02-10-16 Transporter 3 3379351
23-10-16 Sa’s Got Talent 3219415
21-10-16 The Powerball Draw 2680239
09-10-16 Skyfall 2670481
29-10-16 Jack the Giant Slayer 2655538
02-10-16 E News Direct Headlines 2635331
21-10-16 The Punisher 2633056
16-10-16 Ocean’s Eleven 2542938
07-10-16 Flightplan 2540155
22-10-16 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2510400
08-10-16 Journey 2 Mysterious Island 2488208
23-10-16 Wwe Wrestling Raw 2477246
09-10-16 Blackish 2472589
06-10-16 The One 2425784
04-10-16 Z’bondiwe 2339831
11-10-16 Gold Diggers 2338474
15-10-16 Hotel Transylvania 2252944
23-10-16 E News Direct 2086830

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