There was a breakdown in the RTL program “Das Triell: The Analysis – Roundtable with prominent guests”. Online viewers could watch the studio guests during the commercial break.
Berlin – The first television three-way battle of the chancellor candidates before the federal election in 2021 met with great interest from the audience. The broadcasting stations reported a total of 11.5 million viewers RTL and ntv for the broadcast on Sunday evening. An average of 5.6 million viewers watched the triall.
While the three-way battle between Armin Laschet, Annalena Baerbock and Olaf Scholz was broadcast without any technical mishaps, he afforded himself RTL In the analysis that was subsequently broadcast, “The Triell: The Analysis – Roundtable with Prominent Guests”, a serious mistake.
Breakdown at RTL after Triell: TV station shows no advertising
Moderator Frauke Ludowig and RTL-Political chief Nikolaus Blome discussed it with TV presenter Günther Jauch, the star-Columnists and authors Micky Beisenherz, Louisa Dellert, who wants to bring politics closer to the young generation via social media, and entertainer Motsi Mabuse.
Video: This is how the triall of the candidates for chancellor went
When the TV station first interrupted for advertising, the TV viewers saw the spots as usual. Those who followed the analysis via tablets, laptops or smartphones, however, got an involuntary glimpse behind the scenes of the panel discussion, at least from the TV broadcaster’s point of view. While the studio guests thought they were in the break, the stream simply continued.
Breakdown after Triell: “I don’t feel well” – What about Motsi Mabuse?
So the audience saw how two make-up artists rushed to Frauke Ludowig and straightened their hairstyle or how Günther Jauch called out to Nikolaus Blome through the studio: “You have the numbers, Mr. Blome. Nice to say beforehand that we also know something. ”Jauch meant the Forsa survey carried out immediately after the Triell was broadcast.
The audience also saw Motsi Mabuse having a short dialogue away from the cameras. Mabuse got up immediately after the supposed interruption and ran out of the picture. Apparently she stopped near a recording device because the entertainer could be clearly understood. Among other things, she said: “I feel so crazy.” When asked, she added: “I don’t feel well.” It is not yet known exactly what the problem was. In any case, Mabuse behaved professionally in front of the cameras during the rest of the show.
Dear @RTLde Online team, do you realize that you could still hear and see the guests around 1:20 am before the commercial break? Such #behindthescenes I think it’s best 🙃 #trial
The question of #Günther Jauch at #Blome🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/i9v0p78mJX
– Nalan Sipar (@NalanSipar) August 29, 2021
In the actual analysis, Günther Jauch saw neither Baerbock, Scholz nor Laschet really have an advantage. When asked which candidate he liked best, Jauch replied: “That is very difficult to answer. I really liked none of the three. ”
Jauch had the feeling that Baerbock, Scholz and Laschet did not want to expose the citizens to anything. “Everything should be possible, everyone wants to be a people’s party,” Jauch continues. “Nobody is ready to tell bitter truths anymore because they are all afraid of the voter.” In the Forsa survey, which was carried out directly after the Triell, the respondents saw Olaf Scholz as the winner ahead of Annalena Baerbock. Armin Laschet came last in the survey. (fmü)