Tjovitjo is the latest drama series that has captivated South African viewers, the drama follows the story of a Pantsula dance group and the shows ratings are doing exceptionally well. Since the show started a few weeks ago, the time slot is doing well regarding ratings.
The drama has a star studded cast led by Warren Masemolo. According to the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa, the series pulled a record 5,7 million viewers during its first episode, this is more than the likes of Yizo Yizo and Zone 14 at their height.
Speaking to TimesLive, SABC1 Programme Manager Sane Zondi said that these numbers have surpassed the most popular drama series’ the channel has ever aired.

“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 drew up to 4,5 million viewers. All of these were on SABC1. So, in a way, SABC 1 sets and breaks its own records,” Zondi said.