Top 10 of the Noughties

2009-12-10 14:34

You had just over a week to vote, and with over 3500 responses from Channel24 readers and 1371 100%-complete surveys, we reckon we have enough to go on. Here are the Number 1 entertainers in each category. Click the Top 10 links to see the rest.

Top Radio Personality: Gareth Cliff
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Top Song: U2 "Beautiful Day"
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Top Music Artist: U2
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Top Albums: Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
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Top Movie: Lord of the Rings
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Top Reality TV show: Survivor

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Top TV Comedy: Two and a Half Men

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Top TV Drama: 24
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Top TV Soapies: 7de Laan
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Top Game: The Sims
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Oozemaker of the decade: Amy Winehouse
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Mzansi's Most Popular Weekend Activity
Having a Braai (it beat drinking & partying! Probably because it also involves eating, and is reasonably compatible with watching sport) got top honours. Also popular: going to the cinema, chilling and listening to some tunes, and watching TV or DVDs. On the fringe: playing dominos, and er... that.

Who are you?
  • You're 52% Female, 48% Male
  • 20% of you define your race / ethnicity as "South African", shunning the standard SA terms "white" (58%), "Coloured" (8%), "black" (7%),  or "Indian/Asian" (6.5%)
  • Most of you have a post-matric qualification (or more than one).
  • Most of you are employed full-time. In fact we’re pretty sure you filled in the survey on company time!
  • Most of you are middle-class, and some of you are pretty damn rich.
  • You seem quite current – the more recent the music and movies, the more likely you'll like it.
  • But you have classic tastes – and you're loyal to bands like U2, who were also big in the 80s and 90s.
  • Most of your top choices aren't the top songs played by the radio personalities you voted for, according to audited radio play data from afsterio .
  • Most of you are between the ages of 25 and 34 years, with large numbers in the 18-24 and 35-44 ranges too.
  • Most of you live in the suburb of a major city, or within the city itself.
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Who cares what the critics think? What do YOU think? We decided it was time to find out which movies, music and more made your decade. So we selected some popular options from all over the world (we did our best to be fair) and then asked you to pick your top three from each category. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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