Yesterday, more than three million people watched the debate about the failed formation reconnaissance for at least five minutes on NPO television. Yesterday afternoon an average of 773,000 people watched NPO 1 and after that there were an average of 695,000 viewers on NPO 2. This is evident from figures from the KijkOnderzoek Foundation.
At the peak (6:50 pm), 964,000 people watched and on average someone watched for 19 minutes. 53 percent of the viewers were male, says viewing rating analyst Robin Muurling. “And it was a fairly gray audience: 78 percent of the viewers were over 50 and 53 percent were over 65.”
Last night the broadcasts on NPO 2 stopped and people could switch to the theme channel NPO Politics. Later NPO 1 picked up the debates again and then most viewers were counted just before 1 a.m.: 392,000.
The debate could also be followed on RTL Z; between 8.30 pm and 2 am an average of 417,000 people watched there. As a result, the broadcaster achieved a night market share of 7.4 percent, which is the highest score ever for the commercial TV channel.
We have summarized the highlights of the debate for you in this video: