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Gqeberha: The Empire' loses more viewers on DStv

21/04/2024

Gqeberha: The Empire' loses more viewers on DStvTshedza Pictures' isiXhosa telenovela Gqeberha: The Empire' lost more viewers in March and was placed in tenth position on DStv.

by Rae Seleme

21-04-2024 16:30

in Soapies

Gqeberha: The Empire' actress Zandile Msutwana as Zimkhitha. Image via Twitter @mzansimagic

The latest figures from the Television Audience Measurement (TAM) reveal that Gqeberha: The Empire lost more viewers in March.

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GQEBERHA: THE EMPIRE' LOSES MORE VIEWERS The Broadcasting Research Council of South Africa (BRCSA) March figures reveal that Qgeberha: The Empire received over 580 000 viewers.

The Eastern Cape-based show dropped from the top fifth position in February to tenth position in March.

The figures also reveal that Rhythm World's popular telenovela Sibongile and The Dlaminis dethroned Umkhokha: The Curse.

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Sibongile is now the most-watched TV show on DStv with over 1 million viewers, while Umkhokha: The Curse follows with more than 800 000 viewers.

TVSA reports that the isiXhosa telenovela scored 862 172 viewers in January while Umkhokha scored 862 172 viewers in January.

#GqeberhaTheEmpire viewership declined in March 2024 and managed to reach over 580k viewers which dropped from the top 5 most watched shows to the 10th most watched show on dstv. pic.twitter.com/I6ODXnNCTM

Jabulani Macdonald (@Jabu_Macdonald) April 16, 2024

ACTORS WHO EXITED THE SHOW Popular actress Akhenime Mfenyana, who portrays the character of Anathi Mxenge exited Gqeberha: The Empire this April.

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Other actors who left the show include Zikhona Sodlaka, who played Bullet and Mbulelo Grootboom, who played Luzuko Mxenge.

Viewers also saw the departure of Phila Madingozi who got replaced by Oros Mampofu as the second Ntando Mxenge.

Former Scandal! actor Bongile Mantsai also joined the end of season one as Luzuko's brother, Hlumelo Mxenge.

DSTV FANS SLAM TELENOVELA: STORYLINES @bushe7cbd: The writer is playful and writes like he's writing a cheap Nollywood movie. He's excited with tickling himself instead of writing like a pro.

@Degratia09: Season two is whack. I stopped watching because of that Lulama character. O mbora byang (she's a bore) .

@ney_okuhle: I just hope this is the last season. The writers are lost at this stage.

@LaJivamang: I stopped watching because Bullet isn't there.

@MalevuMandisa: They lost me after season one. I had to push till its end cos it was already a mess. I never returned for season two.

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