Baantjer the start Monday, with the first broadcast, drew 689,000 television viewers on RTL 4, good for a sixteenth place in the list of best viewed television programs. The double episode of the crime series could also be viewed the same day via the Videoland streaming service.
It was Monday’s best viewed program NOS News from 8 pm, with 1,721,000 viewers. The smartest person and The secret diary of Hendrik Groen, both also from the NPO, complete the top three, with respectively 1,509,000 and 1,493,000 viewers.
It Journal annual overview Monday was good for 934,000 viewers and a tenth place in the ratings overview of Stichting KijkOnderzoek. The best-watched sports program on Monday was the Darts 2020 World Cup, with ninth place and 1,014,000 viewers tuned to RTL 7.
The first two episodes of Baantjer the start were shown as a film in cinemas in April. The film Baantjer the start achieved golden film status with more than 100,000 visitors in May.