The show, inspired by Dudu Busani-Dube’s book of the same name, also topped Twitter’s trending lists on the day of release.
When The Wife seson 1 debuted on Showmax, it outperformed hit shows like Game of Thrones, The Real Housewives of Durban and The River.
The show also beat the four-part true crime doccie series, Devilsdorp for the most hours watched within four days of launch.
This year, The Wife has broken its season one record! Season two broke the record for the most first-day viewers on Showmax with three times as many viewers.