“Germany helps. The SAT.1 donation gala started on Saturday at 8:15 pm on Sat.1. Only an average of 690,000 viewers stayed tuned for the full distance of four hours, which corresponded to a market share of 3.6 percent of the total audience. It looked a little better for viewers between the ages of 14 and 49 – market share of 5.8 percent – but still leaner than on many Saturdays with a regular program. This is overshadowed by the success of the donations, which Sat.1 put at midnight with an interim figure of 31,155,340 euros – numerous six- and seven-digit large donations from business contributed to the success.
Meanwhile, RTL was pleased that its two Friday show starts on Saturday were largely able to keep their audience: At “Top Dog Germany – The best dog in Germany”, 12.2 percent of young viewers between 14 and 49 years of age tuned in. Afterwards, however, “The Wheel – Celebrities turning the wheel” had to accept slight losses with a market share of 9.7 percent.
In the first, a repeat of the crime series “Harter Brocken” triumphed on Saturday, which was seen by 4.68 million viewers and achieved a market share of 20.5 percent – with the boys, a strong 10.4 percent of viewers voted on Saturday night the thriller. On Saturday, ZDF managed to reach “Gottschalk’s great 90s show” in a fairly balanced way: among viewers aged 3 and over, 3.29 million tuned in (MA: 15.0 percent), while among the 14 up to 49-year-olds a great 12.8 percent voted for the show – with which Thomas Gottschalk in the Saturday primetime of the (quota)Top Dog was among the boys.
The young viewers took the feature film broadcast “Pitch Perfect” on Saturday as a welcome alternative program to the shows on other channels, which brought VOX a market share of 7.2 percent. “The best TV pranks by ProSieben”, as a four-hour XXL show, only achieved a market share of 5.3 percent among the courted audience, and an average of 400,000 viewers only achieved a market share of 2.1 percent. RTL Zwei made the most of the hotly contested situation with repetitions of “Hartz and cordial” and reached 5.1 percent of the young viewers in prime time. As usual, Kabel Eins ran reruns of American crime series on Saturday, but between 8:15 p.m. and midnight they got stuck with meager values between 2.0 and 4.0.