Viewers rate "Donor Show" highly

5th June 2007, Comments 0 comments

5 June 2007, HILVERSUM – The public gave BNN's "Big Donor Show" a high mark of approval of just over 8 out of 10.

5 June 2007

HILVERSUM – The public gave BNN's "Big Donor Show" a high mark of approval of just over 8 out of 10.

Young people between the ages of 20 and 34 rated the show more highly than did the over-50 group: 8.4 compared to 7. Women gave the show a slightly higher mark than men: 8.2 compared to 8, to be specific. BNN announced this on Monday on the basis of figures from the Public Broadcasting Corporation's viewer survey service (KLO).

BNN broadcast the programme to draw attention to the acute shortage of organ donors. There was a great deal of commotion in response to the plan, both in the Netherlands and abroad. At the end of the broadcast it was revealed that the show was a hoax. The woman who was to donate a kidney turned out to be an actress. The contestants vying for the kidney are in fact on a waiting list for an organ, but were in on the hoax.

An average of 1.2 million people were watching the show at any given time during the broadcast, 1.7 million tuned in for the final moments in which it was revealed to be a hoax. 61 percent of all the viewers were under the age of 50. Almost 50,000 people have watched the programme on the internet since the broadcast.

More than 50,000 requests for organ donor registration forms were received in response to the programme.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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