Over De Oceaan, the Dutch-speaking Belgian version of the Rabbit Films original format Over the Atlantic, has ended its first season on a high ratings wave. The 8 x 60 min series, which aired on local broadcaster Vier, averaged 639,000 in total viewers, equalling a 20.1% total share and 10.1% total rating. In the target group of 18-54 the results were even more impressive: 28.2% share and a 14.6% rating, making the show the market leader!
The unexplainable trend with Over the Atlantic, where the most-watched episodes of the season are neither the premiere or finale, continued to be true for Belgium. The best-rated episode was Episode 5/8 (25.1.2021), which scored 716,000 average viewers with a peak of over 800,000. This translated to a whopping 22.4% total share and a record-breaking 31.5% in the key demo. This tendency of having best-rated episodes be from the middle of the season has traditionally been the case for almost all Over the Atlantic seasons in all countries so far, including the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Denmark.
Willem Stellamans, the producer of Over the Atlantic Belgium, commented: “Making Over The Atlantic was a great experience for us. 6 celebrities having the adventure of their lives, produced fantastic material. In Belgium we were also very pleasantly surprised by the media attention and the sharing of this adventure on social media. The celebrities themselves have contributed enormously to this and that has ensured that the program became the market leader and was top-of-mind with all viewers. We are looking forward to making many series more!”
Watch Over the Atlantic Belgium full episode here