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South Africa’s Most Watched TV Shows

May 31, 2013

If the statistics are anything to go by, then numbers don’t lie…

SABC 1 VIEWERSHIP STATS

1.Generations – 7,144,000
2.Intersexions 5,816,000
3.Zone 14 5,173,000
4.Skeem Saam 4,959,000
5.Tempy Pushas 4,255,000
6.Xhosa News 3,194,000
7.Zulu News 3,153,000
8.Friends Like These 3,030,000
9.My Perfect Family 2,877,000
10.Selimathunzi­ 2,847,000

SABC 2 VIEWERSHIP STATS

1.Muvhango 3,956,000
2.Mponeng 2,969,000
3.Ga Re Dumele 2,785,000
4.Bophele Ke Semphekgo 2,541,000
5.Speak Out 2,541,000
6.7de Laan 2,357,000
7.Skwizas 2,265,000
8.Bonweenwee 2,234,000
9.Motswako: The Mix 1,928,000
10.Afrikaans News 1,889,000

SABC 3 VIEWERSHIP STATS

1.Isidingo 1,469,000
2.The Truth About Lions 1,469,000
3.Days Of Our Lives 1,390,000
4.It’s A Boy Girl Thing 1,041,000
5.Numb3rs 1,010,000
6.The Amazing Race 826,000
7.The Client List 735,000
8.English News 713,000
9.3 Talk 704,000
10.High Rollers 673,000

ETV VIEWERSHIP STATS

1.Rhythm City 3,722,000
2.Scandal! 3,375,000
3.e.tv News 2,750,000
4.Garfield 2,663,000
5.I Shouldn’t Be Alive 2,418,000
6.Shooter 2,296,000
7.eKasi 2,020,000
8.The Big Hit 1,959,000
9.Fear Factor 1,928,000
10.Modern Family 1,898,000

M-NET VIEWERSHIP STATS

1.Contraband 306,000
2.Carte Blanche 214,000
3.Grey’s Anatomy 214,000
4.Million Rand Money Drop 122,000
5.Modern Family 122,000
6.Revenge 122,000
7.The Good Wife 122,000
8.Masterchef Australia 115,000
9.American Idol 107,000
10.Beauty and the Beast 92,000

Top 10 Regular Shows (excluding News
bulletins)

1) Generations (SABC1) 7,144,000
2) Intersexions (SABC1) 5,816,000
3) Zone 14 (SABC1) 5,173,000
4) Skeem Saam (SABC1) 4,959,000
5) Tempy Pushas (SABC1) 4,255,000
6) Muvhango (SABC2) 3,956,000
7) Rhythm City (e.tv) 3,722,000
 Scandal! (e.tv) 3,375,000
9) Friends Like These (SABC1) 3,030,000
10) Mponeng (SABC2) 2

Top Dramas

1) Intersexions (SABC1) 5,816,000
2) Zone 14 (SABC1) 5,173,000
3) Skeem Saam (SABC1) 4,959,000
4) Tempy Pushas (SABC1) 4,255,000
5) Bophele Ke Semphekgo (SABC2)2,541,00­0

Top Reality Shows

1) Turn It Out (SABC1) 2,663,000
2) Khumbul’ekhaya (SABC1) 2,051,000
3) Fear Factor (e.tv) 1,928,000
4) Nyan’ Nyan (SABC1) 1,561,000
5) One Day Leader (SABC1) 1,102,000

Top Comedies

1) Mponeng (SABC2) 2,969,000
2) My Perfect Family (SABC1) 2,877,000
3) Ga Re Dumele (SABC2) 2,785,000
4) The First Family (SABC1) 2,785,000
5) Mr Box Office (SABC1) 2,265,000

Top News Bulletins

1) Xhosa News (SABC1) 3,194,000
2) Zulu News (SABC1) 3,153,000
3) e.tv News (e.tv) 2,750,000
4) Afrikaans News (SABC2) 1,889,000
5) e News Early Edition (e.tv) 1,506,000

Top Soap Operas

1) Generations (SABC1) 7,144,000
2) Muvhango (SABC2) 3,956,000
3) Rhythm City (e.tv) 3,722,000
4) Scandal! (e.tv) 3,375,000
5) 7de Laan (SABC2) 2,357,000

Top Talk Shows

1) Motswako: The Mix (SABC2) 1,928,000
2) 3 Talk (SABC3) 704,000
3) Glambition (e.tv) 398,000
4) Alan Carr: Chatty Man (SABC3) 214,000

Top Actuality Shows

1) Speak Out (SABC2) 2,541,000
2) Fokus (SABC2) 1,377,000
3) Cutting Edge (SABC1) 1,347,000
4) Leihlo La Sechaba (SABC2) 1,224,000
5) Sunday Live (SABC1) 1,102,000

Top Magazine Shows

1) The Real Goboza (SABC1) 2,020,000
2) Club 808 (e.tv) 1,469,000
3) The Link (SABC1) 1,347,000
4) Pasella (SABC2) 1,255,000
5) iLifestyle (SABC1) 1,071,000

Top Game Shows

1) Friends Like These (SABC1) 3,030,000
2) Noot vir Noot (SABC2) 1,530,000
3) Who’s Still Standing? (SABC3) 643,000
4) Million Rand Money Drop (M-Net) 122,000

Top Documentaries

1) I Shouldn’t Be Alive (e.tv) 2,418,000
2) The Truth About Lions (SABC3) 1,469,000
3) Vaya Mzansi (SABC1) 1,316,000
4) Addictions: To Hell and Back (SABC2)
765,000
5) Iconoclasts (SABC3) 214,000

Top Primetime Movies

1) Garfield (e.tv) 2,663,000
2) Transporter 3 (SABC1) 2,449,000
3) Shooter (e.tv) 2,296,000
4) The Big Hit (e.tv) 1,959,000
5) 88 Minutes (e.tv) 1,316,000

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