TVSA releases Top 10 Most Popular Shows and Actors for the month of June 2015

By Faeza
09 July 2015

Cornet Mamabolo stays on top; the MAMAs make themselves heard

Television website TVSA has released its monthly lists of Top 10 Most Popular Shows and Actors for the month of June 2015, with Skeem Saam actor Cornet Mamabolo topping the list of Most Popular Actors for the second month in a row.

The SABC2 soapie Muvhango once again tops the list of Most Popular Shows and Mzansi Magic's Big Brother Mzansi remains the Most Popular Show (non-soapie).

The Top 10 lists are compiled from the shows and actors with the highest number of collective page views across the site for the preceding month. These amounted to 1,890,177 unique page views in the month of June.

Most Popular Actors

1. Cornet Mamabolo

It's no surprise that Cornet is the most popular actor for a second month running, considering the stir he caused last month upon being named the Most Popular Actor. To coincide with his topping of the list last month, TVSA interviewed the Skeem Saam star, which further propelled his popularity on the site.


There were three new entrants on the Top 10 this month:

Criselda Kananda

The Metro FM jock and one-time Kaelo presenter got married on Saturday 6 June to Siyolo Dudumashe.

Ntombi Ngcobo Mzolo

The former Amaponi star and TV presenter Ntombi Mzolo appeared on the SABC1 talk show Zaziwa on Thursday 18 June, driving people to find out more about her.

Lerato Kganyago

The Link host debuted on Muvhango on Thursday 11 June as new character Mmasebotsana, generating big buzz for the show.

1.Cornet MamaboloTboseSkeem Saam-
2.Sindi DlathuThandazaMuvhango-
3.Menzi NgubaneDetective Nkonzo MazibukoAshes to Ashes-
4.Lerato MarabePrettySkeem Saam+7
5.Criselda KanandaN/AMetro FMNEW
6.Mogau Paulina MotlhatswiMapitsiSkeem Saam-2
7.Clement MaosaKwaitoSkeem Saam-2
8.Ntombi Ngcobo MzoloHerselfZaziwaNEW
9.Lesego MarakallaRachelSkeem Saam+1
10.Lerato KganyagoMmasebotsanaMuvhangoNEW

Next Most Popular

These are the next 10 most popular, who are either on the way up to the Top 10 - or on the way down until their next spike of popularity.

11. Fulu Mugovhani (+9)

12. Patrick Seleka (NEW)

13. Connie Ferguson (-5)

14. Dineo Nchabeleng (NEW)

15. Nomzamo Mbatha (-1)

16. Pearl Modiadie (+1)

17. Dingaan Mokebe (NEW)

18. Thuli Phongolo (NEW)

19. Letoya Makhene (NEW)

20. Patricia Lewis (NEW)

Dropped out of the Top 20 (number in brackets indicates position last month):

Lungile Radu (6)

Omuhle Gela (7)

Phuti Khomo (9)

Nandi Mngoma (12)

Lesley Musina (13)

Andile Ncube (15)

Vuyo Dabula (16)

Vatiswa Ndara (18)

Siphiwe Mtshali (19)

Most Popular Shows

1. Muvhango

Muvhango was the most popular show on TVSA for the second month running, driven largely by the arrival of a new character, Mmasebotsana, played by Lerato Kganyago. The character - Mangwashe's cousin and Lerumo's niece - made her first appearance on Thursday 11 June.

2.Skeem SaamSABC1-
5.7de LaanSABC2-
6.The ImpostorTelemundo+1
10.isiBayaMzansi Magic-1

Next Most Popular

11. The Bold and the Beautiful: (+3)

12. Queen of Hearts: (-)

13. Ashes to Ashes: (-3)

14. Part of Me: (+5)

15. Forbidden Passions: (+1)

16. Zabalaza: (-1)

17. Days of Our Lives: (+1)

18. Labour of Love: (+2)

19. Binnelanders: (-2)

20. The Young and the Restless: (+1)

Dropped out of the Top 20 (number in brackets indicates position last month):

Fearless Heart (13) - series ended in May

Most Popular Shows (excluding soapies)

1. Big Brother Mzansi

Although the series ended in May, interest in the winners Ace and Ntombi - as well as runners-up K2 and Blue - was still high into June.


In this volatile category there were five new shows in the Top 10 in June:

Miss South Africa

A call for entries for the 2016 pageant was published on 2 June.


The finale and reunion show aired on 29 June.

Our Perfect Wedding

A crazy kiss went viral when someone uploaded it to YouTube (Season 5, Episode 9); and the new host of the show, Aya Mpama, was announced on 29 June.

MTV Africa Music Awards (MAMAs)

The nominees for the Durban showpiece were announced on 11 June.

High Rollers

This drama-turned-telenovela debuted its second season in a new, Monday-Wednesday format on Monday 29 June. Interest in the show was high before it premiered, as details were released.

1.Big Brother MzansiMzansi Magic-
2.Friends Like TheseSABC1+2
3.Miss South AfricaMzansi MagicNEW
5.Strictly Come DancingSABC3+11
6.Our Perfect WeddingMzansi MagicNEW
7.MTV Africa Music AwardsMTVNEW
8.Hectic Nine-9SABC2-2
10.High RollersSABC3NEW

Next Most Popular

11. Speak Out: (+1)

12. aYeYe: (+8)

13. Dawson's Creek: (NEW)

14. Tempy Pushas: (-3)

15. Gold Diggers: (NEW)

16. Umlilo: (-14)

17. SA's Got Talent (-14)

18. Ballade Vir 'n Enkeling: (NEW)

19. Top Actor SA: (-1)

20. Kasi Cribs: (NEW)

Dropped out of the Top 20 (number in brackets indicates position last month):

Diski Divas (5)

Afternoon Express (8)

The Sing-Off SA (9)

Z'bondiwe (10)

Idols (13)

Carte Blanche (14)

3Talk (15)

Mi Kasi Su Kasi (17)

The Great South African Bake Off (19)

About the TVSA Most Popular

Top 10 Most Popular Shows and Actors is a monthly report published by television website TVSA, which details the most popular shows and actors on the site for the preceding month.

The Top 10s are compiled from the shows and actors with the highest number of collective page views across the site.

For shows, this includes an aggregation of Show Pages (and all their sub-pages), articles and blogs about them, teasers and message board conversations.

For actors, this includes an aggregation of Actor Profiles (and all their sub-pages), articles and blogs about them, interviews and message board conversations.

Soapies are traditionally the most popular shows, on television and on TVSA. Soapies therefore always dominate the Top 10 Shows list, which is why we added a second Top 10 Shows list, with soapies excluded.

Picture credit: Bona Magazine