Moja Love’s Uyajola 99 has overtaken Mzansi Magic’s Telenovela, Gomora’s figures, to become the most watched TV show on DStv.
Uyajola 99 is a controversial and dramatic TV show which is adapted from an American version, Cheaters. Sunday World revealed that Uyajola99’s viewership hit the 2.5 million figure last Sunday when it flighted an episode about a woman who discovered that her boyfriend was cheating on her with another man.
According to DSTV internal figures, seen by Sunday World, Moja Love’s Uyajola 99 show has surpassed Gomora’s 2 444 706 viewership numbers after clocking 2 526 409 on Sunday.
Currently, Moja Love channel is also accessed on lesser charged packages such as Access and Family, which, Independent TV and soapie Commentator Phil Mphela said might have been a major contributor to the rise in the hard hitting show’s numbers.
“The drama in the show is bound to attract more viewers, and will remain so for many months to come, provided DSTV does not restrict access on lower packages,” – said Mphela.
Multichoice spokesperson, Benedict Maaga said “We are very excited to see how well viewers have responded to Mzansi Magic’s newest hit drama Gomora. Its high viewership numbers are exceptional for a new telenovela and shows that we continue to provide our customers with a highly compelling local content offering. Moja Love continues to produce engaging content that has generated a lot of talk ability.”
Moja Love, Head of Channel Bokang Moyo said they are overwhelmed by the success of the show, and that viewers must look forward to more captivating reality shows, dramas and sitcoms in the coming months.
Taking to social media, Uyajola 99 presenter Jub Jub thanked viewers for their continued support. View the below Instagram video.
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