Idols SA has proven itself as the most popular Sunday reality show by far on Mzansi. In 2020, Season 16 bagged 180 million votes in total as audience supported their favourite contestants. The show is presented by the charismatic Proverb with Unathi Nkayi, Randall Abrahams and Somizi Mhlongo as the judges.
Viewers were predominantly Black (95%) females located in Gauteng and KZN, falling within the 15-49 age group. Majority of viewership ranged within the SEM 6-10 group (78%).
FEMALE: 57% | MALE: 43%
SEM 3-5: 20% | SEM 6-8: 55%
| SEM 9-10: 23%
Idols SA averaged 1.6 million viewers on the Live platform and 210 000 viewers on Catch Up. Episode 2 received the highest viewership of the season achieving a total of 2.3 million views on Live as well as streaming platforms. Idols SA was ranked third amongst the top programmes in South Africa from August to November 2020 with an average viewership of 2 287 512 views.
Idols SA had a total of 808 269 viewers who watched the show Live on the DStv app. The highest viewership came from the Web. Idols SA had a total of 1 684 903 viewers who watched the show on Watch Catch Up on DStv app. The highest viewership came from Mobile.
LEARNBACK: 291 912
WEB: 403 384
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