For the first time in years, Gomora beats the Queen
Ever since Moja Love’s Uyajola 9/9 came to an end, this gave way for Mzansi Magic’s Gomora to flourish and kick The Queen from the amount 1 spot on pay TV.
For years, The Queen has been dominating Multichoice’s top 3 most-watched shows on their company, however, there is a new boss in town and it’s Mzani’s favorite Gomora, which was shot in Alexandra township, hence the name.
The first time it dethroned The Queen was back in April 2020 with a whopping 2.52 million viewers. It then stepped right down to move for Mzansi’s favorite reality show Uyajola 9/9. Also, the national lockdown regulations played an enormous role in the major drop in viewers. However, it had been not only Gomora that saw a sudden drop in viewership.
Now, the newest statistics from the Broadcast Research Council of SA show that Gomora is sitting at 1.14 million viewers. They were last updated on September 22.
The Queen is peddling shortly behind with 1.10 million viewers, followed by singing competition Idols SA with 900 000 viewers.
The producer of Gomora Lulu Hela pays homage to the cast and crew of the show as they played a serious role in ensuring the success of the show. “Having the audience journey with us with such loyalty has been an incredible blessing. This cast and crew have devoted their lives to the success of Gomora.
“Seeing our audiences answer the stories with such engagement and conviction only makes us want to try to better. we’ll continue crafting stories that are riveting and relatable, that’s what our audiences keep returning for,” she promised.
She also promised to deliver and believe the more viewership they gained may be a result of the powerful storyline. “Our biggest concern during that month-long on-air hiatus was really about how we might get to return to figure safely, given the pandemic.
“We were hopeful that the audiences would watch the show on its return, due to the overwhelmingly positive response the primary 20 episodes received. If anything, the hiatus gave our audiences something to seem forward to, as they couldn’t wait to possess Gomora back on the air.”
Gomora is additionally clearly a favorite amongst the award scene as they won big at the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards aired on SABC 1. Gomora’s Sicelo Buthelezi, who portrays Teddy, walked away with the Outstanding Newcomer award. Since his debut on the soapie, Sicelo has become an enormous viewer favorite receiving praises from many viewers including Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi.
“First of all, I might wish to thank the person above, I might wish to thank my mum for supporting me. I might wish to thank my sister. I might wish to thank my brother. I might wish to thank the cast…” said the young actor in his acceptance speech.
Gomora’s Sana Mchunu, who portrays Zodwa Teddy’s mother within the soapie walked away with the Outstanding Supporting Actress. A wine that’s well deserved considering how long she has been within the industry, yet this role has been her ultimate game-changer.
Gomora also won the award for the Outstanding Directing Team and won the general public vote category, hottest Soapie of the Year.
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