“Ask the Mouse” premiered on Saturday night (February 10), while a new episode of “Murder in Munich” was shown on ZDF. “Das Supertalent” was broadcast on RTL and the movie “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” was shown on the 1st Saturday. ProSieben showed the program “Duell Around the World – Team Joko against Team Klaas” in prime time, while the cable channel showed “FBI: Special Crime Unit” and the VOX documentary “Germany in soccer fever – the madness behind the mega event”. wanted to collect points. RTLZWEI showed the romantic comedy “Love Plan B”. But which format was able to attract the most viewers to the screen?

“Murder in Munich” is better than “Supertalent”

“Murder in Munich – a seasonal story” (20.15) won the Saturday evening ratings duel on ZDF. The new episode was watched by 6.61 million people – this corresponded to a 25.5 percent market share. In second place is “Tagesschau” (Das Erste, 20:00): 5.32 million viewers (market share: 21.8 percent). “Der Alte” (ZDF, 21:44) took third place with 4.3 million viewers and a 19.1 percent market share. The casting show “Das Supertalent” did not enter the top ten most watched formats (total viewers).

However, “Das Supertalent” managed to score points with the young audience, even if the program with Dieter Bohlen only came in third place: 0.64 million people aged 14-49 tuned in. This corresponds to a market share of 12.8 percent. The first place was “Tagesschau” (0.87 million people, 18.1 percent market share), the second place was the Bundesliga game Bayern Leverkusen – FC Bayern (Sky Sport, 0.77 million people, 17.8 market share). Percentage).

This is how TV ratings are determined

Audience estimates are determined for approximately 5,000 representative households. According to AGF Videoforschung GmbH, they are a “reduced image of all private households with at least one television set in Germany”. The company is responsible for data collection and involves ARD and ZDF as well as private broadcasters and companies. The data has been collected since 1963, although there was a change in 2016: since then, only households where the main earner speaks German have been included. The measurement is performed by devices that record TV sound signals and compare them with the sound patterns of TV channels. As of 2020, the extent of streaming offers has also been measured in some representative households.