Here’s How The First Episode Of #TheBraaiShowWithCass Did In Ratings Compared To AKA. Rapper Cassper Nyovest on September 8 made his debut as the host of the new season of The Braai Show on SABC 1. Cassper taking over the hosting reigns of the variety show was a huge talking point on social media, especially since he took over from his rival fellow rapper AKA. The streets were buzzing with excitement on the day of the show’s premiere with many setting their TV reminders in order not to miss the show.
Cassper fans made sure to tune in for their favourite’s first presenting gig and made sure that he scored some good TV ratings. Many fans and critics were interested to know how many viewers would tune into the show and also know what TV ratings the show pulled compared to the first season of the show. The numbers are in and Cassper’s debut episode managed to pull in some decent numbers. However, #TheBraaiShowWithCass had fewer viewers than season 1’s first episode.
Popular entertainment commentator Phil Mphela took to Twitter to share the numbers that fans have been patiently waiting for. Phil shared that the new season managed to draw over 2.2 million viewers. Phil explained that the show’s first season which debuted in November 2020 pulled 2. 88 million viewers. “The new season of #TheBraaiShow made its debut with over 2.2-million viewers on Wednesday Sept 8th 2021. That’s 600k less viewers than what Season 1 pulled — which was 2,88-million on November 1st 2020,” tweeted Phil.
The first season of The Braai Show with AKA, not only did it pull 2.8 million viewers on its first episode but it also did well in terms of rankings on the SA TV shows charts. The show was the 13th most program on SABC and 18th in the country as a whole. “The Braai Show with AKA started airing on SABC1 on Thurs, November 12th at 19h30 — pulling in 2.8 million viewers in its very first episode Making it the 13th most watched program on the channel and 18th in South Africa,” shared Phil.
A few tweeps criticised the decent numbers that the show pulled but Phil further explained that the show didn’t flop as it managed to pull good numbers that are relative to the show’s audience. “It do not flop. For SABC1 right now, 2.2-million is decent. Of course over 3 million would have been great but the show pulled good enough number relative to the current audience pull for the channel,” tweeted Phil. While 3 million viewers would have been great for a debut episode there are still more episodes to come and maybe Cassper’s fans and critics will tune into the show just as much as they tweet.