2020 was an exceptional year in many ways, but one thing that stayed the same was the success of Rabbit’s entertainment shows! The 2020 Year-In-Review figures are in, and we are happy to report that once again our original formats City Vs Country and Should I Be Worried were amongst the most-viewed entertainment shows of the whole year in Finland.
When the full viewing data from all TV-channels, digital channels and VOD-platforms for 2020 was combined, the game show phenomenon City Vs Country was Finland’s largest commercial broadcaster MTV3’s 5th most watched programme! The hit show’s 4th season continued the success-level of its predecessors, and this season’s best episode averaged 1,470,000 viewers (in a country of 5.5 million) and a 29% share!
The whole country’s #1 entertainment show was -once again- Farmer Wants a Wife, now it’s 13th season! This was followed by new entries Masked Singer and Taskmaster (which is also produced by Rabbit Films).
City Vs Country also outperformed juggernaut productions such as Dancing With the Stars (#8), The Chase (#10) and Finland’s Got Talent (#14). Because of this continued success, the show will obviously return: Season 5 (14 x 60 mins) of City Vs Country will premiere on MTV3 Finland in April 2021! City Vs Country is also once again nominated at 2021 Finnish TV Awards in the Best Game Show category, which will be given out later this spring.
But not far behind, at #6, was our wonderfully quirky comedy panel series Should I Be Worried! The show, which is currently in season 9, has been a steady top-performer throughout the years! Last year’s top episode averaged a whopping 1,379,000 viewers and 28% share. The format does especially well in re-runs, where it consistently outperforms the linear premieres of large productions on competing channels, such as Temptation Island Finland on Nelonen. Much like City Vs Country, Should I Be Worried is also a regular at the Finnish TV Awards: the show is nominated once again for Best Entertainment Show!
It is worth noting, that the two formats are also the highest ranking original commissions on the list, whereas the others are based on international formats.
Additionally, when looking at the overnight ratings only, Rabbit’s live entertainment show Posse also makes the list of most-viewed shows, with 619,000 viewers and a 25% share. Posse has aired on MTV3’s weekend primetime for already 8 successful seasons now! The show has been recommissioned once again and season 9 will be premiering later this autumn.
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