Bonang Matheba’s reality show, Being Bonang, was one of the most highly-anticipated shows of the year, but it has not brought in big numbers expected.
The show debuted on VuzuHD on DStv in July, with the first episode trending on Twitter despite many people not having access to the channel.
Viewership figures from the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) reveal that Bonang’s show did not make the cut for DStv’s top 30 most-watched list for July. Queen B’s bestie turned frenemy Somizi made the list. His reality show, Living the Dream with Somizi, was at number 15 with 559 373 viewers.
The show with the lowest rating on the list was Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Isithembiso, which drew 327 831 viewers for the month, and sits at number 30. So what happened to Bonang’s show? Her team has dismissed the BRC’s Television Audience Measurement (TAMS) figures.
Bonang’s manager Sylvester Chauke told TshisaLive the stats were inaccurate. “The ratings are completely inaccurate by far.
The show has only been on air for three weeks and it is inaccurate to compare the show to others that have been on air for longer. Being Bonang is the most watched show on Vuzu by far,” he told the publication. Vuzu declined to release ratings for the how, telling TshisaLive that the channel does not share show rating with the public.
It seems Somizi is a hit with television viewers. Season 13 of Idols SA got off to a good start, pulling in 1,57 million viewers in July. Somizi is a co-judge on the singing show.
As for Bonang, only time will tell if her reality show is the hit her team says it is!