Everyone could discover something for themselves from the TV program on Friday night in prime time. The former showed a new episode of “Praxis mit Meerblick” and “Der Alte” was re-examined on ZDF. Celebrities danced again on RTL and on “Let's Dance”, while Sat.1 supported the music casting show
“The Voice Kids.” Meanwhile, ProSieben sent Tom Cruise into the ratings competition with the action movie “Jack Reacher: No Way Back,” and Kabel Eins tried it with the crime series “NCIS: LA.” At the same time, RTLZWEI was adventurous with the fantasy film “Clash of the World”. Titans” and went “full speed ahead” on the VOX it's cruise.

But which show got the most viewers?

Ratings duel: “The Old Man” defeated “Let's Dance”

According to Agf.de, the result is clear: With 5.291 million viewers and a market share of 21.4 percent of the total audience, “Der Alte” not only triumphed in the ratings duel – the ZDF crime series even won the day's result. . “Let's Dance” remains in seventh place with 3.177 million viewers (14.8 percent). Of the other Friday primetime shows, only “Praxis mit Meerblick” made it into the top 10. The ARD series secured third place with 4.158 million viewers (16.8 percent).

The distribution looks different in the 14-49 age group. Here, “Let's Dance” wins the gold medal with 0.724 million viewers (17.5 percent). In fourth place is “Practice with a sea view” (0.635 million/14 percent). “The Voice Kids” and “Jack Reacher: No Way Back” also made the top ten. With 0.423 (9.5 percent) and 0.391 million viewers (8.8 percent), the two dropped to ninth and tenth. The “old man” is not represented in the top ten of the 14-49-year-olds.

This is how TV ratings are determined

According to AGF Videoforschung GmbH, which is responsible for collecting the data and includes both ARD and ZDF, the estimates come from around 5,000 representative households, which are considered “a reduced image of all private households with at least one television set in Germany”. as private broadcasters and companies. These data have been collected since 1963, although since 2016 only households where the main earner speaks German have been included.

The technical implementation is carried out with the help of measuring devices that record sound signals on the TV and compare them with the sound patterns of the TV channels. From 2020, it will also be possible to fix the extent of streaming offers in some representative households.