The TVSA primetime TV viewing figures have revealed that e.tv lost 1million viewers in April when it introduced its new raunchy show The Black Door which replaced Imbewu: The Seed in its popular 9.30 pm slot.
The figures also indicate that Imbewu: The Seed lost over 1 million viewers when it moved to the 9 pm slot.
VIEWERS TUNE OUT OF THE RAUNCHY SHOW
Imbewu: The Seed lost viewers in April when e.tv replaced it with its new risqué show The Black Door on the 9.30 pm slot.
The popular telenovela is now competing with Muvhango and The Queen in the 9 pm timeslot.
Imbewu received 3,442,796 viewers in March when it aired in its 9.30 pm slot and dropped to 2,860,068 when the channel moved it to the 9 pm slot in April while The Black Door received 2,449,977 viewers in April.
The Black Door is dubbed Mzansi’s Emmanuelle as it depicts graphic scenes which involve sex workers.
Black Brain stated that they spent a lot of time with sex workers, coming to understand them before the show was established.
“For example, people have relationships at work, but what does a relationship look like between two sex workers?”
E.TV VIEWERS REACT TO LAST NIGHT’S EPISODE
“You can say what you want, but Zamani Mbatha can act yoh #TheBlackDoor.”
“Aibo khaya is a machine in bed I wonder how is he in real life Curiosity is killing me.”
“Not Nolitha sleeping past sunrise. Gwel, what??? One nightstand is one nightstand. Not sis catching feelings and wanting cuddles.”