These are the most popular TV shows South Africans are watching

These are the most popular TV shows South Africans are watching

These are South Africa’s most-watched TV shows according to the BRC's February 2021 report. 

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The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa has released their February 2021 report. Is your favourite TV show in the top 10?  

The BRC is a non-profit industry body which operates as an independent entity. They provide data on audience measurements from radio and television in South Africa.  

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How does one measure how many people watch a specific television show? The BRC uses a Television Audience Measurement (BRC TAMS). 

According to the BRC, it is a high quality television audience measurement system uses “peoplemeter technology”, a tool used to measure the viewing habits of TV audiences. 

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“Management of this research ensures that it has proper controls, transparent reporting and regular audits in place. The BRC commissions BRC TAMS through its research supplier, Nielsen, and the data is released daily. Users are able to access this data through industry standard media planning software tools.”

Top 5 TV shows: 

1.    Uzalo (SABC 1) – 8 054 922

2.    Generations: The Legacy (SABC 1) – 6 575 503

3.    Scandal (Etv) – 5 293 969

4.    Skeem Saam (SABC 1) – 4 929 197

5.    Muvhango (SABC 2) – 4 331 877

Data: The Broadcast Research Council of South Africa (BRC) website

If you like watching movies, 'Anaconda' and 'Baywatch' are still South Africa’s favourites!

Even though the American adventure horror film, starring Jennifer Lopez, was released in 1997, 2.8-million people watched it on Etv according to the February 2021 report! 

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