Gqeberha: The Empire loses more viewers on DStv

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

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 the tenth position in March.




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

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

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