Viewership record for Peter r. De Vries

The Sunday by Peter r. de Vries (SBS6) obtained 7,029,000 viewers figure is a record for a non-sports program.

That quantified Director Bas de Vos of the Foundation Kijkonderzoek (SKO) Monday. "In addition, it is one of the most viewed tv shows since the introduction of commercial television in 1989", he adds.

In his crime program spent the Freezing Sunday extended attention to the vermissings case of Natalee Holloway, who disappeared in Aruba in May 2005. For days before the broadcast, there was a lot of attention to, what the viewing rating opstuwde to great heights. Such scores are usually achieved only by sports programs. So is the most watched tv program ever the elfstedentocht of 1986 (8.4 million viewers).

De Vos indicates that about that most watched program discussion can exist because during final tournaments football (EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS and World Cup) the NOS additional research. People living outside the door looking like at the pub, are then added to the home viewers. The SKO just brings that home viewers in image, thus

"The time that non-sports programs such high viewing figures cited as Sunday the show of De Vries, is already behind us," analyzes the SKO-Director. "I come for example a figure against from 1985, when the final of the Playback show scored 7.3 million viewers. But that figure can you can't quite compare to the current time because there were only two Dutch tv-nets. "

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