In total, Pannekoek has thus equaled the figures of Youp van Hek’s New Year’s Eve conference in 2020, the broadcaster reports. Youp came up with his performance grain of salt eventually reached 4.3 million viewers. It is striking that more people have watched the performance by streaming at Pannekoek. One day an illegal version was also found on YouTube, which was seen by 70,000 people.
“It seems that new blood has ensured a new crowd of viewers,” said a spokesperson for BnnVara. “People who are still cozy with friends and family before 12 noon without a TV on, but would like to watch the conference again afterwards. There were already a lot of viewers on the evening itself, but now it has become a huge number. That deserves a very big compliment to Peter.”
Pannekoek himself considers it an honor that his combined viewing figures equal those of Youp. “I am pleased that the performance has gone down so well with the tipsy viewers on December 31 and broke couches on January 1, ” he says in a short response.
Incidentally, the New Year’s Eve shows in the past, when there were only two channels, attracted a lot more viewers anyway. Wim Kan’s shows in the 1970s were watched by between 6 and 7.5 million people on New Year’s Eve.