Anke Late Night
|Anke Late Night|
|Country of origin||Germany|
|Original release||17 May –
21 October 2004
The show first aired on 17 May 2004 on Sat.1, in the same timeslot as Die Harald Schmidt Show. The stageband for the show was the "Electric Ladyband" led by Claus Fischer, who was previously the bassist for the TV total band. To generate publicity before the show's premiere, a 10,000 € bet was arranged between Rudi Carrell and Olli Dittrich. Carrell bet that the show would bomb, a bet which he later took back.
The show was not able to fulfill the expectation of many viewers and the ratings for it dropped significantly in the first week. It had been announced in advance that people relating to daily news themes would be invited on a regular basis, but the show could not fulfill this promise.
From 5 to 30 August 2004, there was an interruption of the broadcasting of the show, contrary to announcements made in advance. The show was soon cancelled on 21 October 2004, due to low viewer ratings.
- Meza, Ed (1 November 2004). "Schmidt revives talker - German yakker returns to tube". Variety. Retrieved 2009-03-27.