If you have been wondering why Uzalo’s viewership has skyrocketed, it’s all because the soapie prides itself with a simple storyline and characters that ordinary people can relate to. When the show started in 2015, it hit the five-million mark in terms of viewership. From then it grew to nine million viewership; but its biggest highlight was clocking 10.2- million, becoming the most-watched television show in SA in 2018.
According to the show’s creative director Mmamitse Thibedi, it wasn’t that difficult to achieve the feat because from the onset they decided that they would only explore organic storylines and have characters that speak to their audience.
“We try to keep it very close home and the stories, our stories, are organic and relatable. We are trying to bring our characters close to our viewers. We don’t design characters that people cannot relate to,” Thibedi said.