Audience leading TV shows monthly in the Netherlands 2019

Matches from the FIFA Women's World Cup were the best-viewed TV shows in the Netherlands in July2019, with nearly 35 percent of the target audience or nearly 5.5 million people watching the final of the tournament. In this final, the Dutch squad lost to defending champions USA. The semi-final, where the Netherlands took on Sweden, had a target share of 32 percent this month.

 Leading TV shows in 2018

In 2018, the most watched TV show was the Luizenmoeder episode broadcast on February 4th, before the Boer zoekt vrouw episode of December 2nd. The top ten over of 2018 also featured four World Cup matches, despite the Netherlands not being present in Russia. Nearly 25 percent of the target audience saw France beat Belgium in the semi-finals on July 10th.

Postponed viewing

 The February 4th Luizenmoeder episode was not just the most watched TV show in the Netherlands that year, it also topped the ranking of postponed viewing, with another nearly 2.4 million people watching the show after it was initially aired. Postponed viewing is rather popular in the Netherlands. In a 2016 survey for example, ten percent of respondents stated to watch postponed television via the TV every day, and over 20 percent did so multiple times a week.

Leading television shows by target audience share in the Netherlands in July 2019

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Release date

August 2019



Survey time period

July 2019

Number of respondents

2,750 respondents

Age group

6 years and older

Special properties

based on all day broadcasting (02-26h)

Method of interview

Panel survey

Supplementary notes

The source defines the target audience share as: "The average percentage of the target audience that watched the program or broadcaster".

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