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The ratings are really important for every TV show, and ALF must be a really successful show because it's shown all around the world. To know more about the success and about how many people watch it exactly, check out this:
ALF ratings in Germany
ALF was firstly shown in Germany in 1988 on ZDF and this then is has been shown again and again as often as no other series. It was shown again on ZDF in 1992 and 1993, then starting January 1994 it was shown on SAT.1, in December 1994 PRO7 started to show it. On PRO7 it the complete series run 4 or 5 times, and after that, it was shown on digital TV DF1's Comedy channel. March 1998 it returned to PRO7 and the whole series was shown there twice until December 1998. Of course a TV show is only aired so often if the ratings are good.
ALF aired on ZDF
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The ratings when it was shown in ZDF. ALF was on from
1988 to 1994 there, so it was on weekly for 6 years.
Here are the exclusive, detailed numbers:
Thanks to Susanne Günther from ZDF for this numbers.
ALF on the other channels
Also on the other channels, ALF was quite successful. When it was showed on SAT.1, it always was the show with the highest share of the day. 1994, on PRO7, up to 2 million watched it. And even in 1998, when ALF was already shown more then 10 times on german TV, more than one million people watched it.
ALF's ratings in the US
In the US, ALF aired on NBC
was also really successful. It don't have
any exact numbers, but the first season was really successful
and the number of viewers dropped a little from season to season.
Especially from the thrid to the fourth season, where ALF was
moved from the popular Monday 8 p.m. time slot to Friday nights.
I once heared, that in the fourth season, only 10 million people
watched ALF in the USA, but I still think that's not that bad.
So, if you have more info on the US ratings or the ratings in any other country, please send me an e-mail. Thank you.
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(c) by www.tvshows.de / Stephan Ramdohr (MAXX-press-Redaktion) in 27/12/1996