Bonang’s highly anticipated reality show tanks

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Twitter did not hold back on their feelings towards "Being Bonang's" dismal performance

Bonang Matheba’s  reality show, was arguably one of the most anticipated shows to come on TV this year; however the “tell all” reality show has failed to draw in the desired numbers

According to the Broadcast Research Council (BRC) “Being Bonang” failed to register on DStv’s top 30 most-watched list this July. The Television Audience Measurement  (TAMS) figures released by the council excluded the TV and Radio personality’s “Being Bonang” reality show, a fact that didn’t shock many. Mzansi Magic’s telenovela Isithembiso, which is takes the 30th spot on the list, pulled in 327,831 viewers. This means Queen B’s reality show numbers were less than this.

Some have pointed out that the show occupies the highly competitive Friday night prime time slot and even suggested that the show would’ve rated better had it been on a more accessible channel like Mzansi Magic. Speaking to TshisaLIVE, Bonang’s PR team debunked the show’s numbers.

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“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,” Bonang’s manager Sylvester Chauke claimed. “Every show has a target audience and to put them all together is an issue,” Sylvester added.

Here’s how the folks over at Twitter reacted to the news


Despite Bonang’s “frenemy” Somizi’s reality show, “Living the dream with Somizi” being a hit, Bonang joins the celebrity likes of David Tlale and Tumi Morake who too failed to make their respective channel’s most-watched list.

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Mashudu Malema