“Joko & Klaas Live” fails – ProSieben makes fun of it

“Joko & Klaas Live” is a complete mess – ProSieben publicly makes fun of the entertainers

ProSieben: The station’s best-known moderators

ProSieben: The station’s best-known moderators

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Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf were able toJoko & Klaas against ProSieben“ Once again secure 15 minutes of prime time broadcasting time.

For a long time it was puzzled what the viewers saw on Wednesday at 8:15 p.m.Joko & Klaas Live“ would expect. Joko and Klaas had made a worrying announcement on Instagram in advance. Particularly ProSieben the sleeve should have gone – rightly so!

Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf want to drive ProSieben’s ratings into the basement

In a mysterious Instagram clip, Joko and Klaas spoke of a “certain dissatisfaction” about how ProSieben behaved towards them “regarding the 15-minute project”. “I think ProSieben will be very surprised today,” Klaas indicated. “Actually, we always lined up to really savor the fact that we won against ProSieben. Now we’ve lost sight of that a bit,” he added.


These are Joko and Klaas:

  • Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf started their double career in 2009 at MTV
  • In 2011, the two switched to the broadcaster ZDFneo
  • A year later they went on the air for the first time with “Joko vs. Klaas – The Duel Around the World” on ProSieben
  • Since then, the moderators have appeared as a comedy duo or with their own shows on ProSieben
  • In 2022, ProSieben will broadcast the fifth season of “Joko and Klaas against ProSieben” in the program


Joko and Klaas finally made their threat come true! As soon as “Joko & Klaas Live” started at 8:15 p.m., ProSieben’s worst fears should have been confirmed. Because after just a few seconds, Joko Winterscheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf describe ProSieben as a “private television monster”. Ouch! According to the entertainers, they would no longer want to give the station good ratings in the future.

“Joko & Klaas Live”: 15 minutes of boredom for ProSieben viewers

What the viewers then got to see was “Project 0.0 percent”. Instead of showing an exciting 15-minute clip, Joko and Klaas made an annoying sound after a short speech and then stood around in front of a white background with their editorial team dressed entirely in black.


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In the style of a live TV ticker, broadcast notifications from other programs as well as alternative suggestions for pastime ran through the lower edge of the screen: “Now new on Netflix: Ozark – second half of season 4” or “Baking sheet very dirty? Now get up, soak in baking soda and just clean up.” Aha! “Anyone who’s watching @ProSieben is stupid! #JKlame”, Joko and Klaas followed cheekily on Twitter at the same time.

The users on the net react amused to the strange action. “It could also run as an art project in some museum. Or on 3Sat or Arte. The art of waiting – live on your culture channel ProSieben,” wrote a user on Twitter. Another writes: “ProSieben, when everyone switches off and TV Total has the worst rate ever.” And posts the saying: “See you in prison”.

Joko and Klaas accidentally give ProSieben great ratings

The following day showed whether Jokos and Klaas’ plan worked. Instead of driving the ratings of ProSieben into the basement, the cheeky TV duo seems to have done exactly the opposite. Around 980,000 people (3.9 percent) watched doing nothing from 8:15 p.m. In the target group of 14 to 49-year-olds, the viewing rate was a solid 13.7 percent.

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Of course, ProSieben was particularly pleased about this. On Twitter, the broadcaster wrote, “No way 0.0… #JKlive achieved a market share of a very strong 13.7 percent yesterday with… Nothing […]. How do you like that, Joko and Klaas? Who’s laughing today?” (alp)

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