The return of reality television with anonymous, the debut as an interviewer of footballer Joaquín and other television premieres for 2022 | TV

With the war for audiences between Antena 3 and Telecinco increasingly fierce, the two private networks are already preparing their bets for 2022, recovering the formats that have reported the most success in recent seasons. La 1 is the one that innovates the most in its programming, seeking to win back the lost audience. The Atresmedia chain was the leader in December with an average screen share of 13.8%, widening the gap with that of Mediaset, which obtained 13.2%, according to the Barlovento Comunicación report prepared from data collected by the consulting firm Kantar Media. In November, Antena 3 was four tenths above its main rival (14.4% compared to 14%). Although in the annual accumulated, Telecinco has been the leading channel in 2021, with 14.9%, according to a report prepared by the audiovisual consultancy GECA. The channel remains in first position for the tenth consecutive year, before 13.8% of Antena 3. With these wickers, both private channels try to be in first position in the new year.

Telecinco will recover the talent children’s musical Idol Kids 2, with Jesús Vázquez at the helm and the incorporation of Lara Álvarez in presentation work, although with a completely renewed jury staff. Ana Mena, Camela and Omar Montes will sit at the table in this edition. The network also confirms that it will return its star program in terms of audiences, Survivors. In the field of reality television, it has the imminent premiere of a new edition of Secret Story, which this time will be closer to the original format, with unreleased contestants on television. There will also be a fifth season of The island of temptations —The space continues to be the leader despite the decrease in audiences in its current installment—, a third of The Last Supper and one eighth of Got Talent. Rocío Carrasco’s new program, which was her great asset in 2021, continues to be recorded, although the chain has not confirmed the broadcast date. And in sports, Mediaset will broadcast the Eurobasket, the best matches of Messi’s Paris Saint Germain, the European qualifiers for the Soccer World Cup and the King’s Cup.

Antena 3 premieres this Saturday, January 8 The Senior Voice, the edition of the musical contest presented by Eva González that has participants over 60. Antonio Orozco, David Bustamante, Niña Pastori and José Mercé will sit on the famous red swivel chairs. Will also return Challenge 2, Roberto Leal’s space that faces celebrities with extreme challenges and in which this time Jesulín de Ubrique, Norma Duval and María Pombo, among others, will compete. In subsequent months, new deliveries of Who wants to be a millionaire? Y the specials of Catch a million presented by Manuel Fuentes to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the format. He will also schedule a new edition of The voice Kids, the third edition of Mask Singer and will premiere The noob, a talk and humor program with which footballer Joaquín Sánchez will debut on television.

The 1, to the attempt to win back the audience

Meanwhile, TVE faces the challenge of renewing its offer after having reached its annual historical minimum, with only 8.8% screen share throughout 2021. Under the leadership of José Manuel Pérez Tornero, elected president of RTVE at the beginning of last year, La 1 will recover this year María Casado, who left the chain in 2020 after finishing her work as presenter of The morning. This time, the journalist will be in charge of a weekly program produced from the TVE studios in Sant Cugat del Vallés (Barcelona). The three doors, as the space is titled, will offer interviews with relevant personalities from different spheres, such as politics and culture, revealing unknown information about the guests. In the informative field, La 1 already prepares The keys to the 21st century. Starting on January 22, the journalist Javier Ruiz will lead debates with experts on different current affairs in a program that will also offer reports and live connections.

The public entity is also committed to recovering two of the star formats of its main channel in this first quarter of the year. In the next few days a new edition of MasterChef grandparents, another version of the culinary contest, and the fifth edition of Masters of sewing. The space presented by Raquel Sánchez Silva arrives this year with a novelty in its mechanics. A batch of new contestants will compete in it, but also a selection of former contestants selected from the four previous installments. A space that has been recorded for several months waiting to be broadcast is the night version of the contest The hunter. Under the name of Hunters night, Ion Aramendi will challenge the contestants by changing the rules of the game. In the final round, the contestant decides how many hunters to challenge at once. The more opponents you choose, the greater the economic prize you will be eligible for and, at the same time, the greater the difficulty to win. And the BenidormFest broadcast will culminate RTVE’s renewed commitment to Eurovision. The representative of Spain will be chosen for the European song contest in two semifinals and a grand final that will be broadcast at the end of January. Among the eclectic cast of announced participants are Azúcar Moreno, Rigoberta Bandini, Tanxugueiras, Rayden and Javier Mena.

María Casado, in 'La Mañana' on TVE.
María Casado, in ‘La Mañana’ on TVE.TVE

Cuatro continues to bet on traveling formats and reports. There will be new seasons of Planet Calleja, where Jesús Calleja travels the world with famous guests, and Flying I go, in which the presenter visits the Spanish geography. The research program will also return In the spotlight. And La Sexta will premiere an unpublished format, Heir hunter, in which Jalis de la Serna and his team track down people who should have received an inheritance and don’t know it yet, as well as scheduling a new season of Nightmare in the kitchen with Alberto Chicote.

Drag Race Spain 2 ′ and ‘Carpool Karaoke’, on digital platforms

Regarding on-demand content platforms, Carpool Karaoke, the famous section of James Corden’s in-car talk show, will be turned into an Apple TV + show. Service streaming will begin this year to release more content from different nationalities and in other languages. And it will feed its catalog with docuseries of famous people like basketball players Michael Jordan and Makur Maker and the models of the 90s Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista.

Raphael at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, where he made his debut, at one point in the documentary series.
Raphael at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid, where he made his debut, at one point in the documentary series.Movistar +

In this same genre, Movistar + premieres on January 13 Raphaelism, series dedicated to Raphael. Filmin will premiere on February 28 Swan Song, centered on the German actor Udo Kier and, in March, Professor Bachman and his class, an intimate tale that portrays the bond between an elementary school teacher and his students. Netflix has in its portfolio a program that follows the life of the social media star Georgina Rodríguez and another with Tamara Falcó, as well as a docuseries 800 meters, on the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17, 2017. Amazon Prime Video also bets on well-known characters, with a documentary about the digital content creator El Rubius, 10 years after his arrival on YouTube, another about Simeone , Atlético de Madrid coach, and a biographical film about Laura Pausini produced by the singer herself. Furthermore, after The challenge: ETA, The platform will premiere a documentary series analyzing the keys to the terrorist attack of 11M in The challenge: 11M.

Drag Race España RuPaul’s adaptation of the competition will have a second season on AtresPlayer Premium, as will Love Island, a format that Cristina Pedroche presented last year.

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