1.Everyone shall possess the right to freely express and publicise his thoughts in words, images or by any other means, as well as the right to inform others, inform himself and be informed without hindrance or discrimination 2.Exercise of the said rights shall not be hindered or limited by any type or form of censorship Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, Article 37.º

Documentary about Maddie increased audiences

by Elsa Pereira

That TVI has been the incontestable audience leader, for quite some time now, is not news. The phenomenon is mainly linked to the Queluz station’s national fiction.

But last Monday, the documentary “Maddie: The Truth of the Lie”, a piece that is based on the book by Gonçalo Amaral that focuses on the mysterious disappearance of the English child in Praia da Luz, was the contents that achieved the best results for the station’s antenna.

The hypothetical version of the fateful event that took place in the Algarvian village, translated to the small screen, obtained a share (viewers’ quota) of 53,7%, thus being the most watched programme of the day, a piece of data that extends to the competition’s offer under open signal.

The documentary contributed to one of the best average audiences of TVI. This fact also results from the always-relevant numbers achieved by soap operas, and the commemoration of the second anniversary of the “Tardes da Júlia” show, culminating in something that the channel has named “a fortunate combination of programmes” in a press release.

source: Jornal de Notícias, 15.04.2009


  1. Big audience for rubbish Joana. Where you supplying the popcorn or are you just looking for a cut of the takings?

  2. I'm just looking at the takings, seriously! Don't you see my paypal button? Don't you know about my vile strategy to make money of a dead girl? Please be kind and donate to the Morais Fund... You can even send a check by mail, it will get here anyway. Oh and don't forget to buy my plastic bracelets and T-shirts, all for a good cause!

  3. "Don't you see my paypal button? "

    No, but I see your hate button.


Powered by Blogger.