"Do you understand fun?" was supposed to get back on track with Barbara Schöneberger, but you couldn't beat the DFB-Elf: More than twice as many spectators preferred to watch the Peru friendly.
Berlin – Since April 2022, “Do you understand fun?” has been firmly in the hands of star presenter Barbara Schöneberger (49), with whom you want to let the cult entertainment show (has been around since 1980) shine in its old glory.
But the days of getting top ratings with six to seven million TV viewers are over.
On Saturday evening (March 25) the first broadcaster had to admit defeat to the sister station ZDF, which showed the test match of the German national soccer team.
Barbara Schöneberger's "Do you understand fun?" has to run against DFB-Elf – and fails
With hit star Howard Carpendale (77), the "Notruf Hafen Kante" duo Rhea Harder (47) and Raúl Richter (36) or comedian Matze Knop (48), Barbara Schöneberger had invited a colorful mix of guests to "Do you understand fun?" .
But the television program that ran parallel to the live broadcast was also impressive, including “Deutschland sucht den Superstar” (RTL), “30 Years of Nonsense Comedy Club – Legends of Nonsense” (ProSieben) and the DFB test match against Peru (ZDF).
Ironically, it was midfielder Joshua Kimmich (28), new international Marius Wolf (27), double goal scorer Niclas Füllkrug (30) and their teammates who ultimately cost Barbara Schöneberger the prime time victory: the DFB men not only defeated Peru in
Mainz with 2:0, but at the same time "Do you understand fun?" in the odds duel.
As reported by
, 'only' 3.12 million viewers watched the entertainment show (market share: 13.2 percent), while there were an impressive 6.37 million football fans (market share: 25.3 percent) - more than twice as many !
“Do you understand fun?” also loses against the preliminary report – with Barbara Schöneberger the odds fluctuate
4.32 million viewers (market share: 17.9 percent) tuned in for the half-hour pre-reporting of the game, which only started at 8:45 p.m. - a value that Barbara Schöneberger and "Do you understand fun?" Didn't come close in the evening.
The cult show has recently experienced strong fluctuations in ratings: while the October 2022 edition achieved a decent value with 3.93 million viewers, the absolute low in the June 2022 edition was recorded with an audience of just 2.29 million fans history of the broadcast.
With the latest edition of "Do you understand fun?", Barbara Schöneberger did not even get half of the viewers who watched the friendly match between the German national soccer team and Peru
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It remains to be seen whether the 49-year-old moderator can get "Do you understand fun?" back on the road to success.
In the show itself, she caused quite a stir: Barbara Schöneberger and the "Do you understand fun?" team did it so colorfully that "Notruf Hafen Kante" darling Rhea Harder cried.
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