The Greek version of the Rabbit Films original format Globetrotters has gotten off to a great start on Star TV, one of Greece’s largest commercial broadcasters. The series, which airs on Wednesday nights at the very competitive primetime slot of 9pm, has now aired the first 4 episodes of the 12 x 90 min season. The series is produced by Star’s in-house production company Green Pixel.
The latest episode of Globetrotters received a share of 18.9%, a record for the series so far! The show ended up being the slot winner once again against rivalling channels Antenna and Alpha. The series share is also 3.5% over the channel’s average. Globetrotters is airing head to head with the local adaptation of X-Factor on Open TV, which it has also managed to outperformed in all demos!
Globetrotters follows local celebrities who are competing against each other to complete a number of tasks around the world. Each task will always be located in a new country, where the celebrity needs to travel by using any means necessary. The original version was a 10 x 60 mins series that aired on Nelonen Finland in 2018. The Finnish version featured three celebrities: singer Mikko Kuustonen, actor Jussi Vatanen and social media influencer Saara.
The Greek version differs from the original in that it features three pairs of celebrities: married couple singer Haris Varthakouris and presenter Adelina
We are extremely excited to have launched Globetrotters on Star Channel this season and we hope this fresh take on reality travel will give our audience an around-the-world ticket to plenty of fun and entertainment in the company of well-loved celebrities,” commented Nathalie Woodfield, Programme Directorof Star TV Greece.
Jonathan Tuovinen, Head of International at Rabbit Films stated:
“Globetrotters is a very tough and fun adventure series, which we think is perfect for Greek audiences. The combination of exotic travel and high-energy celebrities provide for an irresistible viewing experience. We have been very happy to work with Star TV to adapt the best possible version of this exciting format for Greece.”