Bonang Matheba

Media personality Bonang Matheba. Image via Instagram (@bonangmatheba)

Bonang Matheba pulls in 1.08 million viewer ratings for SABC 3

The power of Bonang Matheba: Miss SA pageant finale has brought in 1.08 million viewers for SABC 3 this past Sunday.

Bonang Matheba

Media personality Bonang Matheba. Image via Instagram (@bonangmatheba)

Hosted by media personality Bonang Matheba this years Miss SA pageant competition finale brought in 1,08 million viewers this past Sunday, 13 August.

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Weeks before the highly anticipated Miss SA 2023 finale, the Miss South Africa organisation announced that media powerhouse Bonang Matheba would be hosting this year’s finale.

Bonang hosted the pageant in 2018 and in 2019 when Zozibini Tunzi won the title.

In 2014 The Queen B was also on the Miss SA judging panel when Rolene Strauss won the crown.

This year not only did Bonang stun viewers as she delivered a stellar job hosting the live event at the Sun-Bet arena in Pretoria, but she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Miss SA 2023 Natasha Joubert. Image via Instagram (@official_misssa)

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According to a Twitter (X) post by South African entertainment commentator, Phil Mphela, the Miss SA pageant competition finale broadcast on SABC 3, brought in 1,08 million viewers on Sunday, 13 August.

“The broadcast of the Miss SA ceremony on Sunday, hosted by Bonang and executive produced by Relebogile Mabotja started with 641K viewers at 18h30 and rapidly gained more eyeballs, clocking more than 1,08 Million by 21h00 — a 10% audience share. This is double what S3’s top rated programme currently pulls”, Phill shared.

TimesLive reported that a publicity specialist for video entertainment at SABC confirmed the high-performing viewer numbers that were brought to SABC3 by Miss SA finale.

The increase in viewers comes at a notably good time for the SABC3 channel especially since they had accumulated a continuous drop in its ratings. The channel also recently rebranded from SABC 3 to S3 to realign its audience.

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