Audience Measurement

Most Watched TV Shows In South Africa At November 2020 - According To BRCSA

The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) has issued audience measurement numbers for South Africa's broadcast sector for November 2020. The headline viewing figures released for November 2020 are as follows:

Uzalo = 8,529,490 (SABC1)

Generations: The Legacy = 7,323,551 (SABC1)

Skeem Saam = 5,446,976 (SABC1)

Scandal = 5,062,166 (Etv)

Rhythm City = 3,920,618 (Etv)

It is worth noting that the reporting does only list the most-watched programmes on SABC, Etv and DStv, and does not also include numbers from all the other DStv commercial channels as well as other platforms.

 According to BRCSA, the viewing figures per channel reported are as follows:


Uzalo = 8,529,490

Generations:The Legacy = 7,323,551

SABC 2         

Muvhango = 3,794,449

Lithapo = 1,844,964

SABC 3         

Afcon 2021 Qualifiers = 1,242,030

Soccer Wrap = 685,527      


Scandal = 5,062,166

Rhythm City = 3,920,618  


The Queen = 1,641,515

Gomora = 1,640,143

 One question to be asked is about how the counting viewers of a show across multiple channels and platforms is being handled. To this, the BRCSA says it only includes numbers for channels where the highest number of viewership are recorded.

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