Mid February is dominated by many returning shows in Italy

Mid February is dominated by many returning shows in Italy
The month of February was dominated by the Musical Event of Festival di Sanremo. From Tuesday, February 7th, to Saturday, February 11th, 2023 Sanremo hosted the “Italian Song Festival of Sanremo”, better known as the Sanremo Festival. Rai 1 broadcast the event for the all week and most of the pubcasters shows were re-located from the city of Sanremo.
The Sanremo Festival took place at the Ariston Theatre and, for the 4th year running, was presented by the television showman Amadeus who has also been entrusted with the task of artistic director. The final evening that crowned Marco Mengoni was followed on Rai 1 by an average of 12 million 256 thousand viewers, equal to a 66% share. The average ranges from 21.25 to 1.59 and therefore does not include the proclamation of the winner, nor the moment of reading the letter from the Ukrainian president Zelensky.

During the month of February we had many returning shows starting from Lo Show dei Record on Canale 5. Hosted by Gerry Scotti is based on the Guinness Records Book and was first broadcast in 2006. Produced by Banijay Italia, the ninth edition on aired on Sunday, February 19, recorded a very good result with 2.4mln viewers and an audience share of 15.9%. Michelle Impossible & Friends was back on Canale 5 on Wednesday, February 22 in prime time. The variety hosted by Michelle Hunziker, featuring special guests and artistic performances, the orchestra - directed by maestro Valeriano Chiaravalle and the dance troupe returned with 3 more special evenings. Produced by Ballandi. Travelling cookery series Little Big Italy returned on Monday, February 13 with season #6 on Nove. Hosted by chef Francesco Panella is focused on finding the real Italian cuisine abroad. Game show Stasera tutto è possibile based on the French format Vendredi, tout est permis returned on Rai 2 with season #9 on Monday, February 13 in prime time. The first epidose reached 1.3mln viewers with an audience share of 8.4%. Sky Uno launched the second season of factual series Quelle brave ragazze on Sunday, February 19 at 21.15. Produced by Blu Yazmine. Rai 2 presented for the first time in prime time slot the talk show Belve hosted by journalist Francesca Fagnani. The first episode on February 21 achieved 839k viewers with an audience share of 4.5%. Matrimonio a prima vista, local adaptation of Red Arrow’s hit format Married at First Sight returned on Discovery+ on February 1 with its tenth season, in free-to-air it will be aired from March 8.

In day time returned Home Restaurant on Monday, February 13 at 19.10 with season 2 on TV, while Nove broadcast season 3 of musical game show Don’t Forget the Lyrics – Stai sul pezzo. Stripped daily from Monday to Friday at 20:25 to 21:25, produced by Banijay Italy and based on the format distributed by Banijay Rights.
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