With more than 25 years of leadership, RTL is a reference for Germans, with the most popular programmes !

RTL also broadcasts in Switzerland and Austria.

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Channel Format


TV Audience Share*

Adults 14-59 | 12.7% (for Germany)

TV Advertising Share**

 20.9% (for Germany)

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General programming

Keeping the right balance between old and new programmes, RTL offers a rich catalogue of top local and international series, innovative German programmes, movies, magazines, and talent shows.

Detailed programming

  • Strongest news and society magazines: Exclusiv, das Starmagazin, Undercover Deutschland, RTL Aktuell
  • Docutainment: 5 Zimmer 1 Gewinner
  • Soaps: Berlin Models, Gute Zeiten, Schlechte Zeiten
  • Reality TV game shows: Ich Bin Ein Star – Holt Mich Hier Raus
  • Comedy shows: Was Wäre Wenn?
  • Game shows: Die 2 – Gottschalk & Jauch Gegen Alle
  • Powerful entertainment formats among which talent shows and relationship shows: Let’s Dance, Das Supertalent, Rising Star, Bauer Sucht Frau, Adam Sucht Eva – Gestrandet Im Paradies, Der Bachelor, Die Bachelorette
  • Successful US and local series: Bones, The Blacklist, Männer! Alles Auf Angang, Alarm für Cobra 11 – Die Autobahnpolizei, Block B (Wentworth)
  • Sports: Formula 1, Boxing, National German soccer

Value to advertisers

  • Leading German commercial channel
  • Highest Audience Share for majority of target groups.
  • The best programme mix on German TV.

* January-December 2015
** January-June 2015

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