Bonang Matheba’s show becomes most-watched entertainment show for 2020 so far. A Very Bonang Year is a the two-part special which chronicled 12 extraordinary months in the life of one of South Africa’s biggest stars, Bonang Matheba. The show has made history by becoming the most-watched celebrity-driven reality series in South Africa.
Over two million South Africans tuned into part two of A Very Bonang Year – the two part special which chronicled 12 extraordinary months in the life of South Africa’s media darling, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Bonang Matheba – on Saturday, 8 August, on SABC 1.
The viewership for A Very Bonang Year equates to almost 21% of the total South African audience and the highest achieved by any entertainment offering in the slot this year, which also had a massive viewership of 1.86 million for the first episode broadcast Saturday, 1 August.
In addition, the #AVeryBonangYear hashtag reached an astonishing 2.2 billion impressions over the broadcast period, showing why Bonang has well-earned the moniker of Queen B. A Very Bonang Year was produced by Red Button Films in association with C.S.A. and Bonang Matheba Entertainment.
The show focuses on Bonang’s tours around the world. Some of the features include her trip to New York in 2019, her appearance on ‘The Breakfast Club’, receiving the E! Entertainment award, hosting Miss South Africa, and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process of ‘Public Figures’.
“Overall, we are happy with the performance of the show and it proves as a good business decision on our part. We are grateful for the viewers who tuned in and generated much talk-ability,” says Sane Zondi from SABC 1.
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