“I am extremely proud that we have really shown a different sound and that we have offered many new people and subjects a stage,” Van der Linden said in a statement. “After five seasons, it’s time to explore new paths again. Thank you to everyone who watched our program and I look forward to seeing the viewer on one of my new programs.”
A press release from Kro-Ncrv states that Margriet has “decided in close consultation with Kro-Ncrv that there will be no sequel to the talk show in the autumn of 2022”. Margriet did not mention the approaching farewell in her show on Thursday.
On Friday, the presenter will make her last broadcast of m† Then she made a total of 344 episodes.
Sandra Hilster, Media Director Kro-Ncrv says in the press release: “We made five striking seasons with Margriet, in which she, as an inspired talk show host, discussed topics that were underexposed in other talk shows. In her talk show Margriet looks more for what binds us than what drives us apart, which remains important to do in these times of polarization.”
“Her diverse guest policy with new ‘voices’ was appreciated by her viewing audience,” says Hilster. However, the talk show also received criticism for the choice and approach of guests. For example, in a special Christmas broadcast in 2019, jihad bride Laura H. was a guest. Politicians and twitterers called it ‘sick’ and ‘wonderful’ that the IS traveler was allowed to tell her story, without the atrocities of IS getting a leading role.
m was on television for the first time in May 2018. The program started as a summer replacement for the popular The world goes on †DWDD† In recent years, the talk show alternated with first Eve and now Khalid & Sophie† The latter would start a new season on Monday anyway.
Since the end of DWDD the NPO talk shows no longer score so well at the same time. Previously became Eve already taken off the air because the program was ‘not urgent’ enough.
In the last period of m the viewing figures were relatively low compared to the previous seasons. In 2020 and 2021, for example, M still attracted an average of almost one million viewers, compared to less than 700,000 in 2022. This is apparent from figures from Stichting Kijkonderzoek. The predecessor of m† The world goes onattracted more than a million viewers in twelve of its fifteen seasons.