02/11/2017 10:55 SAST | Updated 02/11/2017 10:55 SAST

From Netflix To Mzansi Magic: This Is What South Africans Are Watching 📺

Which shows are the most watched by South Africans? What is the most streamed show on ShowMax? Find out here...

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Television, in less than a century, has become inextricably entwined in our lives. Whole families get together to share their favourite shows, while the more adult stuff attracts dedicated clans of followers online.

The digital age gives us access to internet streaming, too, which has led to the rise of ShowMax, Netflix and the like.

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So, which shows are the most watched by South Africans? Here's a run-down of South Africa's most watched shows on broadcast television and via internet streaming.

These stats are based on MyBroadband research:

SABC'S Most Watched Shows

1. Uzalo -- Peak viewership: 9,239,818

2. Generations -- Peak viewership: 8,878,101

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3. Skeem Saam -- Peak viewership: 7,219,870

4. Muvhango -- Peak viewership: 5,484,235

5. Tjovitjo -- Peak viewership: 4,584,432

DStv and

1. Our Perfect Wedding -- Peak viewership: 1,406,556

2. Idols SA -- Peak viewership: 1,193,753

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1. Scandal -- Peak viewership: 4,548,372

2. Rhythm City -- Peak viewership: 3,168,712


These stats are based on Channel24 findings:

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1. Game of Thrones

2. Mr Robot

3. Brooklyn Nine-Nine

4. The Big Bang Theory

5. Suits


These stats are based on Yomzansi findings:

1. Narcos

2. Stranger Things

3. Star Trek: Discovery

4. Shooter

5. Iron Fist

6. Designated Survivor

7. Mindhunter