It has only been on TV for a few months, but Uzalo has won hearts of million South Africans.

According to TVSA, Uzalo – the SABC telenovela that tells a story of two affluent families in the township of Kwa-Mashu: the Mdletshe family which presides over the Kwamashu Kingdom Church and the Xulu family that runs a car theft syndicate – has officially replaced Generations as the most watched TV show in the country.

The shift and change happened in the week of 8 to 14 June when Uzalo ranked in the numbers by outperforming Generations on two nights of the week: on Tuesday, 9th and Wednesday, 10th June.

Monday 8 June

  • Uzalo = 5,267,00
  • Generations = 5,267,00

Tuesday 9 June

  • Uzalo =5,925,000
  • Generations = 5,794,00

Wednesday 10 June

  • Uzalo = 5,497,000
  • Generations = 5,366,000

Thursday 11 June

  • Uzalo = N/A
  • Generations = 5,629,000

Friday 12 June

  • Uzalo = N/A
  • Generations = 5,300,000

Average viewership

  • Uzalo = 5,563,000
  • Generations = 5,471,000

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