Tjovito, SABC1’s drama, recently got titled the most popular drama series on TV as it gained more viewership than the local TV cult Classics Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 during their prime time.
According to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, the first episode of the popular SABC1 drama attracted more than 5.7 million viewers in its first week solely. SABC1 Programmes Manager, Sane Zoni, said this figure sets a new record of viewership as it dethroned the most popular shows they have ever aired.
Sane said, “You can benchmark against previous drama series like Yizo Yizo which attracted around 3 million viewers. TSHISA pulled about 4.7 million and Zone 14 up to 4.5 million viewers. All of these were on SABC1. So in a way‚ SABC1 sets and breaks its own records.”