The most-watched TV shows in South Africa

The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has released its television audience measurements for August 2018.

The data includes a list of the most-watched shows on DStv, SABC 1, 2, 3, and Etv.

The BRCSA said the report does not give the total viewership of DStv commercial channels, and the figures reflect viewership on the platform at the top tier.

For instances where the same show appeared across multiple channels, we only included figures for the channel where it had the highest number of viewers.

The table below details the most-watched shows in South Africa in August 2018.


Most-watched shows

Most-Watched TV Shows
Channel Show Peak Viewers
Top 5
SABC 1 Uzalo 9,329,449
SABC 1 Generations: The Legacy 9,094,691
SABC 1 Skeem Saam 7,662,464
Etv Scandal 6,021,421
SABC 2 Muvhango 5,280,617
Top per channel
SABC 1 Uzalo 9,329,449
SABC 1 Generations: The Legacy 9,094,691
SABC 2 Muvhango 5,280,617
SABC 2 7De Laan 3,077,453
SABC 3 Isidingo: The Need 1,111,336
SABC 3 Gifted Hands 784,371
Etv Scandal 6,021,421
Etv Rhythm City 4,423,486
DStv The Queen 1,677,941
DStv Our Perfect Wedding 1,515,112

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