What is a better way to spend your holidays than binge-watching your favourite series? According to Showmax, South Africans watched more than 100 years worth on video on the streaming platform over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
According to a data report released on Wednesday, 8 January, folks were loving local reality shows, specifically The Real Housewives of Johannesburg. I mean, who can resist the drama?
During the festive season, users watched an average of 30 episodes of the same show, getting in that binge vibe. One account, in particular, watched more than 200 episodes of one show. That is dedication.
And for 2019 as a whole, the most-streamed South African series were:
Most Watched Local Showmax Series
The Girl From St Agnes
Boer Soek ‘n Vrou
Most Watched International Showmax Series
When it comes to international shows, HBO’s prestige dramas reigned supreme but fun shows like Younger and The Girlfriend Experience also made appearances. Check out the full list:
HBO’s Game of Thrones
HBO’s Big Little Lies
The Girlfriend Experience
The Handmaid’s Tale
In 202o, Showmax will continue to bring the best in local content from The River season 3 (27 January) and Lockdown season 5 (30 January). And tbh, we can’t wait to be glued to our screen this year as well.
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