As soon as the return of “Koh-Lanta”, a change made the public react. Taking advantage of an abundant production of entertainment intended for weekend evenings (“The Voice”, ” Dance with the stars “,” Ninja Warrior “, as well as new features like” Game Of Talents “), TF1 has chosen to shift this” Koh-Lanta, the legend “from Friday to Tuesday.
If some fans have violently expressed their dissatisfaction on social networks, even going so far as to threaten Jarry, presenter of “Game Of Talents” which arrives on TF1 this Friday, the channel defends this choice: “In exceptional season, exceptional programming, she explains to us. Just like the first edition All Stars, this legendary season will be broadcast on a Tuesday evening, when the number of viewers is greater than on Friday. “
Record hearings in 2009
“The Return of the Heroes”, the first season of “Koh-Lanta” with former candidates in 2009, was actually scheduled for Tuesday. With the key to the record audience of the show, all seasons combined: 8.3 million viewers on average.
According to our information, if we take into account the 2019 figures for the period September-December (the 2020 season having been impacted by confinement and curfew) the overall television audience is indeed larger on Tuesday than Friday, but just 400,000 additional viewers, across all channels, which is not that huge. Especially since young people, a strong target of “Koh-Lanta”, especially 4-14 year olds, are less numerous on Tuesday.