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The Puppet Show a huge hit with Dutch viewers

The Puppet Show a huge hit with Dutch viewers

March 16, 2015

Friday evening’s highly anticipated launch of Talpa’s entertaining new variety talent competition The Puppet Show on SBS6 captivated more than 1,046,000 Dutch viewers (+138.8 compared to the channel average) and captured a massive market share of 13.6% in the key demo (20-54), +172% above the channel average of SBS6 in its timeslot. Read more

British ITV acquires John de Mol's Talpa

British ITV acquires John de Mol's Talpa

March 12, 2015

Agreement was reached today with British media concern ITV plc to acquire Talpa Media BV, founded and owned by John de Mol. ITV is paying an initial amount of €500 million for Talpa. However, contingent upon profit performance over an eight-year period and De Mol’s continuing involvement in the company, the final price could increase to €1.1 billion. Read more

Global success of The Voice continues with the phenomenal start of new season in the US and Italy

Global success of The Voice continues with the phenomenal start of new season in the US and Italy

February 26, 2015

The 8th series of The Voice US launched on NBC Monday night to exceedingly high ratings. More than 13.6 million viewers tuned in for the first episode of the high profile vocal talent competition, resulting in a strong rating of 4% for the network. These results beat the previous series finale. Tuesday evening even outperformed the Monday launch numbers, becoming the #1 show by a +58% margin. 13.8 million viewers watched this second episode. Read more

Strong start for 8th season of The Voice US on NBC

Strong start for 8th season of The Voice US on NBC

February 25, 2015

The 8th series of The Voice US launched on NBC last night to high ratings. More than 12.8 million viewers tuned in for the first episode of the high profile vocal talent competition, resulting in a substantial market share of 12% for the network. Read more

Launch Newtopia generates phenomenal ratings on SAT.1 in Germany

Launch Newtopia generates phenomenal ratings on SAT.1 in Germany

February 24, 2015

The much-awaited launch of Newtopia, the local German version of groundbreaking social television experiment Utopia, captured massive ratings on SAT.1 the first two evenings it aired. Newtopia marks the best format launch for SAT.1 since 2009. Nearly 3 million viewers tuned in during the launch episode to see 15 pioneers start to build their ideal society from scratch, resulting in a market share of 17%, +174% above the channel average. Read more

The Voice Mongolia to launch in 2015

The Voice Mongolia to launch in 2015

February 19, 2015

After successfully airing in 180 territories, Mongolia will now join the long list of Voice countries. The high profile vocal talent competition, will mark the first major international hit show to go into production by NTN, the channel wholly owned by the National Times News Media group. In addition to reaching an audience of 1.5 million in Ulaanbaatar and another 1.5 million in the rest of the country, the channel is planning an intensive social media campaign to reach its viewers. Read more

Big results for Dutch launch of connected show 'The Big Picture'

Big results for Dutch launch of connected show 'The Big Picture'

February 3, 2015

Last night’s much-awaited launch of The Big Picture on RTL4 achieved great results. The new Talpa / A Cappella Format attracted 1,090,000 viewers and was the number one of the evening in its timeslot. Read more