Top 10 most watched soapies

Is picking your own channels the best option? (Photo: Pexels)
Is picking your own channels the best option? (Photo: Pexels)

South Africans love their soap operas because they’re a great escape from our own lives. The storyline always keeps them glued to their small screens. However, they’re competing for our attention as well. Here’s what South Africans like to watch the most.


Channel               Programme title                               Genre   Viewership

SABC1                   Uzalo                                            Soap      9 235 750

SABC1                   Generations – The Legacy              Soap      8 734 120

SABC1                   Skeem Saam                                 Soap      6 472 906

SABC2                   Muvhango                                      Soap      5 377 540                        Scandal                                         Soap      4 665 488                        Rhythm City                                   Soap      3 453 575

SABC2                   7de Laan                                         Soap      2 443 814

SABC2                   Keeping Score                                 Soap      2 168 840                       Broken Vows (repeat)                      Soap      1 482 287

SABC3                   Isidingo: The Need                          Soap      1 045 452

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