AUDIENCE FIGURES IN SEPTEMBER
SECOND BEST PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR
TF1 reported a 23% audience share in September*. Far and away the number-one channel in France, it posted its second-best month of the year. It also scored its biggest monthly increase, with a 1.7-point rise in audience share on August, and extended its lead over the competition, with an increase of 8.8 points in audience share over its main rival. TF1 was also the only channel to attract more than eight million TV viewers and notched up the top 15 ratings of the month, for an excellent back-to-school period.
MOST WATCHED NEWS PROGRAMME IN SEPTEMBER
Some 9.9 million viewers tuned into the exclusive interview with François Hollande. TF1 news programming enjoyed an excellent back-to-school period, with the 8 o'clock news show far ahead of its rivals with 200,000 more viewers than in the first half of the year.
The 1 o'clock news programme continued to attract viewers, with ratings as high as 6.7 million. The Sept à Huit magazine also enjoyed a successful back-to-school season, drawing over four million viewers with a range of topical and exclusive interviews.
BEST AUDIENCE RATINGS OF THE YEAR FOR FRENCH DRAMA WITH NOS CHERS VOISINS
TF1's daily comedy show is confirming its place as the number-one Fench series, attracting as many as 9.1 million viewers at 8.45 pm and over 5.1
BEST FILM RATINGS OF THE MONTH FOR A VERY BAD TRIP
Some 7.7 million viewers (30% audience share) watched the first non-scrambled broadcast of the film.
THE MENTALIST AS PUBLIC "DARLING" AND CRIMINAL MINDS AS THE MOST SUCCESSFUL COPS ON TV
The new seasons of TF1's two police procedural shows also figure in the top ten audience ratings of the month. With up to 9.4 million viewers, The Mentalist scored the second-best ratings of the month and took a 43% share of the women under 50 purchasing-decision-makers demographic. First-air Criminal Minds programmes drew as many as 8.9 million viewers and also proved extremely popular with women under 50 pdm, taking a 45% share.
FOOTBALL ON TF1: FRANCE BEATS BELARUS AND WINS THE RATINGS MATCH
The qualification match for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil pitting France against Belarus attracted 6.9 million viewers, for a 29% share of the audience and 42% of the male public (aged between 15 and 49). Some 8.3 million viewers were tuned in at the end of the match to watch the French win 3-1.
SUCCESS FOR MASTERCHEF, VENDREDI TOUT EST PERMIS AND LAURENT GERRA EVENING
The new season of the leading show Masterchef is posting consistently high ratings with an average 4.7 million viewers. France's biggest amateur chef competition is particularly popular with female viewers, taking a 29% share of women under 50 pdm.
Vendredi tout est permis, hosted by Arthur, scored its highest audience ratings ever this month with a show focused on the film Les Seigneurs. It took a 29% share of the audience, with 39% of women under 50 pdm and 48% of 15-24 year olds. .
TF1 DOMINATES ACCESS
At 5.30 pm, 4 mariages pour une lune de miel is extending its lead over its direct rival, particularly with female viewers, attracting 32% of women under 50 pdm. At 6 pm, Une famille en or drew up to 2.7 million viewers, followed at 7 pm by Le juste prix, also a leading programme with an average of over 4 million viewers.A 17h30,
On Saturdays, the two magazines Tous ensemble and 50' inside are also posting strong performances. The first set a record with female viewers last Saturday with a 29% share of the demographic, while the second set a ratings record on 22 September with 3.4 million viewers and a 32% share of the female audience.
Also scoring impressive results was the 12 coups de midi gameshow, which is drawing big audiences from Mondays to Sundays, with a high of 3.4 million viewers for a 32% audience share
GETTING TOGETHER ON TF1 FOR NEW EVENTS IN OCTOBER
On Friday 5 October at 11.15 pm Arthur will be hosting Dany Boon and Florence Foresti, among others, in a special Vendredi tout est permis show.
The third season of Danse avec les stars kicks off on Saturday 6 October with hosts Sandrine Quétier and Vincent Cerutti.
Nicolas Canteloup and Nikos Aliagas will be back in Après le 20h c'est Canteloup on Monday 8 October at 8.40 pm.
La Rafle, a film starring Jean Réno, Gad Elmaleh and Mélanie Laurent, will first air on Sunday 14 October at 8.50 pm.
The highly anticipated 2014 World Cup qualification match between France and Spain will be broadcast on Tuesday 16 October at 8.45 pm.
The new season of Dexter starts on Wednesday 17 October at 11.15 pm.
* Source: Médiamétrie - Mediamat - septembre 2012
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