- ‘Uzalo’ reaches new heights after the show pulls in 10.2 million viewers
- The show came close to calling it quits after the SABC revealed that they were struggling financially
- The double wedding episode has become of the most watched instalment of the entire series
SABC 1’s ‘Uzalo’ has been a smash hit amongst South Africans and entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela has revealed that the soapie has gone on to break a TV record by pulling in 10.2 million viewers.
In a tweet, Phil explained that no other local TV show has come close to bringing in such high ratings even though it was previously announced that 10 million viewers tuned in to watch the first ever episode of ‘Generations: The Legacy’.
Phil explains that the figures for ‘Generations: The Legacy’ were exaggerated and that ‘Uzalo’ is officially the first program to reach that many viewers.
While each episode has reached many fans, the second part of the double wedding scandal brought in 74% of the show’s total audience for a single episode, which is pretty impressive.
Briefly.co.za learned that while the show has always been popular because of its unique story line that focuses on real issues that are happening in Mzansi, such as the number of people who live with albinism that have been murdered for muthi.
The show chose to address this issue and to educate Mzansi about the severity of the killings in order to change people’s perceptions of those living with the condition.
The cast and crew of ‘Uzalo’ must be ecstatic to hear about their achievement, especially since SABC came close to pulling the plug on the show after experiencing money trouble.
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