RTL is again planning changes in its evening program and prefers to rely on well-established series. Two programs that were only added to the program a year and a half ago are losing their slot after cuts and postponements have already taken place.
RTL rethinks the evening program
Somewhat surprisingly, RTL has announced that it will change its afternoon and evening programs. From April it should, among other things no second edition of “RTL aktuell” give more. It was only in August 2021 that the broadcaster dared to try to establish another news program between “point 12” at noon and the evening before. The ratings at 4:45 p.m. were apparently not satisfactory.
The program change also means the end for the “Explosiv Stories” format. The offshoot of “Explosiv” was previously shown at 5 p.m. before it continued half an hour later with the daily soap “Unter Uns”. In the future, RTL will only focus on “Explosive”.
The broadcaster has already explained what is shown on RTL instead. Viewers await the court shows “Barbara Salesch – The Criminal Court” and “Ulrich Wetzel – The Criminal Court”. RTL is sticking to “Unter Uns” and the broadcast date will not change either.
According to RTL, the viewing habits of viewers in the late afternoon and early evening have “changed a lot in the last few months”.. The doubling of the two “explosive” formats was not as successful as hoped.
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RTL broadcasts discontinued despite good ratings
According to RTL, the discontinuation of the two formats should not have been due to lower ratings. The station speaks quite the opposite of “stable and recently increasing rates”which of course raises the question of why it was decided to change the program anyway (source: DWDL.de).