Italian Premieres: October 2023

Italian Premieres: October 2023

October 29, 2023
Toy Inventor (Real Time) NEW
Tv show dedicated to toy inventors, judged by a jury composed by 4 kids and a technical jury to safety criteria, production costs, appeal and playability and may decide to dish out one or more inventors and bring them back into the game. The winner will have the opportunity to produced his toy and put it on sale in all shops in Italy, thanks to the collaboration with Giochi Preziosi. Produced by Casta Diva in collaboration with Discovery Media Brand Solution for Warner Bros. Discovery.

October 25, 2023
I Leoni di Sicilia (Disney+ worldwide; on Hulu in US; on Star+ on LatAm) NEW
Based on the novel "I Leoni di Sicilia" written by Stefania Auci, the series follows the Florio family where brothers Paolo and Ignazio turn a small shop in Sicily into a flourish business activity that becomes an economic empire, but the arrival of a strong and intelligent woman disrupts the entire family's life. 8 episodes produced by Compagnia Leone Cinematografica and Lotus Production.

October 24, 2023
Per Elisa - Il caso Claps (Rai 1) NEW

Tuesday, October 24, 2023: 3m viewers - 16.9% of share
True-crime drama based on the book “Blood on the Altar” (2012) written by British writer and journalist Tobias Jones and based on real events. 3 episodes produced by Fastfilm e Cosmopolitan Pictures Limited with the collaboration of Rai Fiction and ITV Studios.

October 23, 2023
I Bastardi di Pizzofalcone (Rai 1) -

Monday, October 23, 2023: 3.7m viewers - 20.1% of share
The detective series based on the novels by Maurizio De Giovanni is back with season 4 after 2 years of hiatus. The first episode won the slot vs Big Brother, though the first episode in 2023 achieved 4.4mln viewers (21.8% share) vs Big Brother (2020) 2,5mln viewers. Produced by Rai Fiction and Clemart.

October 23, 2023
Liberi Tutti! (Rai 2) NEW
Monday, October 23, 2023: 550k viewers - 3.18% of share
The show, inspired by the world of the "escape rooms" is a comedy series hosted by Bianca Guaccero, with Gemelli di Guidonia and Peppe Jodice in which 6 celebrity guests are tested in different thematic rooms. They must escape and solve several games, puzzles or riddles and discover a mysterious phrase at the end of the show. In each episode the contestants play in 8 different escape rooms, 2 in each, furnished to recreate the gaming environment in which the 6 VIPs, guests of the episode, will compete: from the Pirate Tavern to the Tropical Forest, from inside a spaceship Space to the Post Office, from Dracula's Castle to the Ball Museum. Produced by Triangle Production.

October 21, 2023
Ballando con le Stelle
(tr. Dancing with the Stars | Rai 1) -
Saturday, October 21, 2023: 3.2m viewers - 22.5% of share
Season 18 of celeb dancing show debuted with a little decrease vs the previous edition (24.3%). Produced by Ballandi.

October 16, 2023
GialappaShow (TV8) -

Monday, October 16, 2023: 904k viewers - 4.9% of share
Season two broadcast in simulcast (on Sky Uno) recorded 1m viewers and an audience share of 5.7%. . Produced by Banijay Italia.

October 15, 2023
Che Tempo Che Fa (NOVE) +

Sunday, October 15, 2023: 2.1m viewers - 10.5% of share.
Fabio Fabio returns with a new edition on NOVE after a long-running season on Rai2 and Rai3. The debut in simulcast on all Warner Bros Discovery’s channels broke a record of 2.1m viewers with an audience share of 10.5%. Produced by L’Officina (Banijay).

October 11, 2023
Anima Gemella (Canale 5) NEW

Wednesday, October 11, 2023: 2.4m viewers - 14% of share
The series produced by RTI and Endemol Shine Italy tells the story about Carlo Bontempi (Daniele Liotti) who is a very talented doctor and surgeon from Turin, devastated by the pain of the death of his wife Adele. Two years later, Carlo managed to overcome his grief and decided to move on, asking Margherita Bosio, Adele's best friend, to marry him. But as soon as she makes this decision, the arrival of a new woman shakes all her certainties: it's Nina Caruso (Chiara Mastalli), a messy and generous scammer who passes herself off as a medium thanks to her great talent in imitating voices. During the fake séance organized to deceive the countess, however, something strange happens: Nina goes into a trance and utters a phrase that only Adele could have said to Carlo. In the same period the latter begins to carry out a real investigation which will also involve Nina.

October 5, 2023
Blanca 2 (Rai 1) +

Thursday, October 5, 2023: 4mln viewers - 23.2% of share
Rai 1 acclaimed drama series starring Maria Chiara Giannetta returns 2 years after the first season aired during Covid’s time (whose audience’s results have totally changed due the pandemia). The first season recorded 5.6mln viewers (26%). It was dubbed in Spain (Telecinco), France (M6) and French-Canada.

October 3, 2023
Le Iene (Italia 1) =

Tuesday, October 3, 2023: 1.1mln – 8.5% of share
Despite the host’s change, the 27th season of satirical magazine keep the same audience of 2022 edition with 1.1mln viewers – 8.2% of share. Originally, the show was based on the Argentinian format “Caiga quien caiga”.

October 2, 2023
Celebrity Chef (TV8) +

Monday, October 2, 2023: 416k viewers – 2.7% of share
Good debut for the new season of daily cooking show produced by Banijay Italia and hosted by the chef Alessandro Borghese. The show increased vs 2022’s premiere (236k viewers – 1.7% of share).

October 1, 2023
Cuori (Rai 1) -

Sunday, October 1, 2023: 3mln viewers – 19.4% of share
Rai 1 broadcast the second season of medical drama series produced by Rai Fiction and Aurora TV (a Banijay company). The first episode lost 1mln viewers vs 2022 but kept the same audience share (19.4%).
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