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Germany's "Inspector Dupin" continues outstanding ratings success in France


May 04 2020

Beta Film's high-end detective series and French-German phenomenon Inspector Dupin breaks one record after the next in France. The ARD movie cycle, in which a German actor plays a French cop in Brittany, captured 4.9 million viewers on public broadcaster France 3 as #1 on a Sunday evening (18% market share). Also the subsequent broadcasts of the detective movie cycle have been very popular with French audiences, with an average market share of 15,7%. Seven of the eight broadcasts were thereby reruns. Le Figaro consequently labeled it the "Dupin phenomenon" and Le Télégramme referred to it as "the series that enriches Brittany." 

The French success follows Inspector Dupin's recent German primetime win on ARD. The cycle (10x2 hours) has boosted Brittany's tourism in recent years, with numerous German and French fans following the foodsteps of the beloved handsome detective in the marvelous city of Concarneau.

Simultaneously to France 3, RAI 2 aired two episodes of Commissario Dupin on Sunday night with very good rerun numbers of 850.000 viewers and a 5.3% market share.

Homicide Inspector Dupin (Pasquale Aleardi) has been relocated from Paris to the beautiful coast of Brittany. But the fascinating setting is treacherous: Dupin has to deal with a row of imaginative murders by the Brittany Sea. He also has to learn that the few inhabitants will do anything to keep the holiday paradise pristine. The cycle is based on the internationally best-selling novels by Jean-Luc Bannalec and is a smash hit in Germany, reaching up to five million viewers on public broadcaster ARD. Inspector Dupin is produced by filmpool fiction production for ARD Degeto. Beta Film handles the international rights with numerous sales throughout Europe, to the US and China.