Young Sheldon

‘Young Sheldon’ is a Massive TV Hit in German Debut

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

After making an impressive debut in the US late last year, Big Bang Theory prequel Young Sheldon is proving to have some international power as well after it made its German TV premier on Monday, becoming ProSieben’s ” best series start of the millennium”.

The Big Bang Theory is already a hit in Germany, so a spinoff wasn’t entirely shocking, but the new show did manage to draw in a larger audience. Young Sheldon made its debut immediately following the season 11 premier of The Big Bang Theory, where it bested the 3 million viewers with 3.53 million of its own and pulled in a 25.7 percent share of the 14-49 key demographic.

The successful premier of Young Sheldon comes at an important time for ProSieben as the German network’s decision to focus on airing American TV has set itself up for direct competition from streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. Adding a new hit to join top earners The Big Bang Theory and The Simpsons should keep the network’s lights on a little longer as it continues to make its existence today relevant.

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Sources: The Hollywood Reporter

Photo: CBS

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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