12 OCT 2020

ITV'S "LOVE ISLAND" RETURNS TO GERMANY

Following its success of the recent 4th series, RTLZWEI has confirmed they will bring a new season of the highly popular reality dating show this Spring.

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German viewers don’t have to wait another full year for the next "Love Island" season. Following its success of the recent 4th series, RTLZWEI has confirmed they will bring a new season of the highly popular reality dating show this Spring. The 4th series of "Love Island" - "Heisse Flirts & wahre Liebe" has just wrapped up a fantastic season, scoring well ahead of the broadcaster's slot for commercial adult (14-49) share every week and nearly tripled the slot share for young adults (14-29). The 5th season will air in Spring 2021 on RTLZWEI and will be produced by ITV Studios Germany. "Love Island" is owned by ITV Studios and Motion Content Group Ltd and is distributed internationally by ITV Studios.

Andreas Bartl, Managing Director of RTLZWEI and El Cartel Media said: "The current fourth season of 'Love Island' was perhaps the best season at RTLZWEI to date. The perfect mixture of reality, romance, and humor has become a significant brand in our program. As a multi-channel phenomenon, the show ensures a very high coverage, especially among young audiences. Therefore, we are looking forward to showing 'Love Island' twice a year.”

Elsewhere in the world, the show has wrapped up a stellar second season in the US on CBS and CBS All Access. According to Nielsen fast national ratings, the romance reality series scored 2.02 million viewers for its finale. Over 24.4 million unique viewers tuned in this season. The show grew in viewers and key demos each week; adults 18-34 increased +25% over last season and social engagement was at a new high – including over 53 million video views across all social platforms. The Dutch/Belgian version wrapped up its successful second season yesterday evening, and just last week it was announced that Italy has become the 18th territory to get its own local adaptation of the format, which will be released in 2021 across all Discovery’s platforms. 

"Love Island" features a group of single “Islanders” who come together in a stunning setting, ready to embark on a summer of love, friendships, and, ultimately, relationships. Every few days, the Islanders must couple up – those who fail to find a partner to couple up with risk being dumped from the island. Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but the road to love doesn’t always run smoothly. Challenges abound with new Islander arrivals and dramatic twists as friendships and relationships form. In addition to choosing their partners wisely, Islanders must also win the hearts of viewers who have the opportunity to shape events on screen and ultimately crown one lucky couple the winner, who will then have the chance to walk away with both love and the cash prize.