- The Queen has reclaimed its position as the second-most-watched show on DStv
- This victory comes after the popular telenovela was de-throned by newcomer Gomora
- The almost-equally popular Gomora is not far from The Queen in terms of ratings and sits comfortably in third position
It seems Shaka's return did the trick. Mzansi Magic's hit telenovela The Queen is once again back in second position of the most-viewed shows on DStv.
Gomora had previously usurped the title from the popular show but a quick story change has taken it back to its spot. Gomora, however, is still breathing down the neck of The Queen in third position.
In the month of July, Gomora pulled a total of 1 314 954 viewers. The Queen just edged past with a viewership of 1 401 203. Moja Love's Uyajola 9/9 still remains at number one with a whopping 1 432 630 viewers.
The Queen has had a lot of drama surrounding it over the last few months. Many former actors from the show have complained about unfair dismissal and low wages. However, it seems the bad publicity has motivated Mzansi audiences to start watching the show again.
The telenovela recently celebrated airing its 1 000th episode. Connie Ferguson was super-excited to celebrate The Queen's 1000th episode recently.
It has been five years since Connie and her husband, Shona Ferguson, brought us The Queen and they constantly keep on reinventing the show. Connie celebrated the major milestone with a huge, three-tier cake and the cutest cupcakes.
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Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that the Fergusons have been dragged recently on social media by former employees who have come forward with complaints over how they were treated, most for unfair dismissal. Some of the celebs who came forward include Dineo Langa, Mlamli Mangcala, Rami Chuene and Vatiswa Ndara.
However, fans seem to have forgotten all that drama and are singing the couple's praises, thanks to Mzansi's hit show produced by the Fergusons, The Queen.
Even Kenneth Nkosi has joined the stellar cast of Mzansi Magic's hit soapie The Queen. The veteran actor, who has been away from our small screens for a while now, will be playing the role of a new cop that will replace actor Mlamli Mangcala, whose contract recently came to an end.
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