Impressive ratings for season 2 of Talpa’s The Tribute – Battle of the Bands
After a successful first season, the second season of the nostalgic, feel-good music competition The Tribute – Battle of the Bands is doing even better! With the first four episodes scoring an impressive average market share of 13% in the key demo of 25-59 on SBS6, the show is clearly winning over the hearts of Dutch viewers. Despite heavy competition in the 8 PM timeslot, the first three episodes came in second place. The show is also popular for delayed viewing, with an average of 24% of the viewers (25-59) watching later, on demand. And it’s not only the TV show that’s captivating audiences, this season’s LIVE Tribute concerts, where the best bands get to perform, are both completely sold out.
On the show, several tribute bands give their all in trying to recreate the hits of their favorite band to perfection. The competition starts with 11 bands. Each band must try to replicate the sound and voice of the original as closely as possible. A professional jury of three will judge each performance, along with a joint fourth jury member that’s comprised of 100 music experts whose average score counts as one. They give an individual grade and their average is displayed on The Stairway to Heaven. The greener the stairway, the higher the grade. This creates a ranking of the bands, and the band that comes in last, has to leave the competition. The finale starts with 6 bands. Halfway, there are 4 bands left. They all win a unique prize that money can’t buy: they’ll get to perform at a sold-out tribute concert in one of the biggest concert halls in the Netherlands. The only question is: who is the winner of the competition gets to be on stage the longest and perform the most songs? The Tribute – Battle of the Bands is the ultimate tribute to some of the best national and international bands around. It’s a real treat for both the viewers and the fans!
Talpa is a global content house for non-scripted formats based in the Netherlands and founded by John de Mol. The company empowers creativity to produce next-level content that connects people within their homes and around the world. Talpa holds exclusive access rights to premium broadcast and streaming channels in the Netherlands and Germany and has proven to be a successful breeding ground for content creation since the dawn of the industry. Many of today’s evergreen entertainment brands originated at Talpa and are now blueprints for the international market.