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Les Bleus, “Star Academy”, Léa Salamé, “Additional investigation”: the audience tops for TV programs of the year 2022


Several shows have been successful over the past twelve months, before the overwhelming success of the FIFA World Cup. Overview.

As the year 2022 comes to an end, Médiamétrie has published the ranking of the 100 best audiences since January.

The opportunity for Le Figaro / TV Magazine to take stock of the programs that have made an impression, both in terms of audience and image.

To discover

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Football without a boycott effect

The French definitely did not boycott the World Cup in Qatar, as some predicted.

From the start of the competition, TF1 chained audience performances.

14.3 million viewers in front of the round of 16 France-Poland, 17.7 million for the quarter-final against England or even 20.7 million in front of the victory of the Blues against Morocco in the semi-final.

Apotheosis with the final lost by France against Argentina which attracted an average of 24.1 million viewers on Sunday December 18, representing a market share of 81%.

A peak of 29.4 million (about 85% market share) was even reached during the penalty shootout.

A record for French television.

Never have so many people followed an event on the same channel in history.

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"Star Academy" 2.0

The show was both expected and dreaded.

Expected because it took fourteen years to find telecrochet on the front page.

Dreaded because revivals often disappoint.

But for this version, the recipe that made the success of the first seasons is taken up: the same castle of Dammarie-les-Lys, the same host Nikos Aliagas and the same concept of confinement reality TV.

Winning bet: they were 4.8 million viewers and 25% of the public in front of the first prime in October.

Even if the hearings fell in the following weeks, the average remained high, around 3.9 million viewers in prime time and 20.2% of PDA.

Special mention for the daily which, on average, brought together 1.8 million fans, or 16.3% of PDA, each evening of the week.

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The surprise of the “Traitors”

This is the success that no one expected.

"Les Traitors", this game imported from the Netherlands and presented by Éric Antoine on M6 at the end of the summer.

Among the participants, David Douillet, Clémence Castel, Delphine Wespiser, Bernard Werber or Elsa Esnoult to try to unmask the traitor(s) of the adventure.

On average, the six episodes were watched by 2.1 million viewers, or 12.8% of the public.

The share of the target of women in charge of purchasing under the age of fifty (FRDA-50) is substantial, at 32.4%.

La Six has already ordered a season 2.

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Léa Salamé on Saturday evening

On September 24, the journalist picked up the orders for the Saturday evening box alone, formerly occupied by Thierry Ardisson and then Laurent Ruquier.

Successful challenge.

More and more of them are watching the talk show in which Christophe Dechavanne and Philippe Caverivière are also active.

The million mark is crossed almost every week (up to 1.2 million on November 12) with an audience share that can reach nearly 19%, as on October 19 when Nicolas Bedos and François Cluzet were notably invited.

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Serial Records for “Complementary Investigation”

This year, the magazine of Tristan Waleckx has several times created the event.

First on January 13, with a portrait of Michèle Marchand, the "popess of the people press".

1.4 million viewers (15.6% PDA) federated on la Deux in the second part of the evening.

The magazine broke all records four months later with a survey devoted to PPDA.

1.73 million viewers are then gathered, or 19.3% of the public.

This is the show's highest audience share since 2009. It is also a record for viewership since November 2017.

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Tribute to Pernaut

On March 2, 2022, TF1 deprogrammed

Grey's Anatomy

to pay tribute to Jean-Pierre Pernaut, who died a few hours earlier at the age of 71.

More than 6 million curious people counted in front of this tribute broadcast until 9:45 p.m.

The rebroadcast of the documentary devoted to the former star of the JT de la Une and which followed this special program also captivated.

More than 2.7 million people counted (13.5% of PDA).

Note that Julien Arnaud's "20 Hours" was followed on average by 7.9 million French people.

An edition also driven by the strong performance of Emmanuel Macron's speech on the war in Ukraine (18.5 million viewers across all channels, including 8.7 million on TF1).

The policy in force

Presidential election obliges, the political emissions multiplied this year.

The most watched meeting was, like every five years,

the debate between two rounds,

between Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen for the second consecutive time which, on April 20, captivated 16.5 million French people. on TF1 and France 2.

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Cyril Hanouna

also made a name for himself in this campaign with his “Face à Baba”.

Between 1 and 2 million curious people watched the different numbers with Jean-Luc Mélenchon, Marine Le Pen or even Valérie Pécresse.

A brand that seems installed.

For his return on October 20, Cyril Hanouna brought together 1.05 million people, or 7.4% of PDA with the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin as the main guest.

The unbreakable fiction

Works of fiction remain sure values ​​on television.


confirmed its success.

The eight episodes of season 2 attracted 8.14 million followers, or 40% of the public and 47.7% of the Women responsible for purchases target.

France Télévisions is not to be outdone with its strong brands such as

Alex Hugo


Capitaine Marleau

, which exceed 6 million fans on each broadcast.

The public service group can also count on its units such as

Menace sur Kermadec

with Claire Keim which fascinated 6.3 million viewers on average (31% of PDA) on February 4th.

Stéphane Bern

has finally become an essential guest.

In August,

For the honor of a son

, a scene of which had however been very mocked on social networks, attracted 4 million viewers, or 22.2% of the public.

In October, the Bellefond


gathered 4.1 million viewers, for 20.3% of PDA.

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Source: lefigaro

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