A new episode in the transfer window season. While he hosted the morning of Franceinfo since 2017, Samuel Etienne decided to lighten his schedule. To animate a morning is to get up at dawn. After six years of daily presence on the channel of channel 27, the host has submitted his resignation, according to Le Parisien.
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Leaving Franceinfo, does not mean that the host divorces from France Televisions. Indeed, Samuel Étienne keeps the animation of "Questions for a champion" broadcast in the afternoon on France 3. He succeeded Julien Lepers in 2016, who has just lost in court to France Télévisions. The one who had hosted the game of general knowledge for 28 years claimed 3.4 million euros from the producer of the show under "discrimination" related to age. Samuel Étienne gathers an average of 1.32 million loyal viewers, or 13.1% of individuals aged four and over.
The Morning War
For the moment, the name of the person who will replace Samuel Etienne for the next season, is not known. The morning of Franceinfo hopes to revive audiences in September since it represents only 0.7% of the audience share in May. In front of it, BFMTV which remains the leading news channel on this time slot with 2.9% of PDA, followed by LCI which displays a score of 2.2%, tied with CNews.
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The LCI channel of the TF1 group hopes to climb on the first step of the podium next year after poaching Jean-Baptiste Boursier, present on BFMTV since 2020. LCI wants to "evolve the morning weekday towards an even more in-depth format, with an increased place given to expertise, to further mark our difference and our positioning," said Fabien Namias, Deputy CEO of LCI.
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