ZDF once again reached the most viewers on Friday evening with its crime series, but now it has a real challenger with the RTL dance show "Let's Dance".
The episode "Flight Traces" of the ZDF series "The Public Prosecutor" was viewed by 6.14 million people (22.1 percent market share from 8:15 p.m.), the "SOKO Leipzig" episode "Frog Queens" an hour later by 5.08 million people (19.0 percent).
"Let's Dance" kept up well in the battle for audience favor: the RTL dance show broke the 4 million mark with the first regular episode and took strong market shares. 4.02 million people already accounted for 18.0 percent in the classic target group aged 3 and over, while among younger viewers (14 to 49 years) "Let's Dance" was clearly ahead with 21.9 percent.
Ukraine war specials
On the anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ARD initially showed a focal point from 8:15 p.m. that 3.21 million (11.6 percent) wanted to see. 2.72 million (10.0 percent) were interested in the film "The Nanny - Mission Canada" from 8.30 p.m.
The action film "The Mechanic 2 - Resurrection" on RTLzwei got 1.13 million (4.2 percent), the Vox docu-soap "Goodbye Germany! Love to the end of the world" 1.05 million (3.9 percent ). 950,000 people (3.7 percent) spent their Friday evening with the mystery thriller "Glass" on ProSieben.
On Sat.1, 850,000 people watched the game show "Mein Mann kann" (3.3 percent), which only started at 8:30 p.m. due to a Ukraine special. Kabel eins reached 730,000 people (2.6 percent) with the crime series "Navy CIS", ZDFneo with the crime series "Shakespeare