|Wetten, dass..? (German for
"Wanna Bet That..?") is a television show
popular in german speaking countries and the most
successful TV show in Europe.
The shows are broadcast live
six to seven times a year from different cities in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland and can easily
attract 50% and more of all German speaking viewers on
that evening. There have also been five open-air summer
shows, broadcast from Xanten, Plama de Mallorca, Paris,
Berlin and Aspendos.
Each of the shows, which are
not interrupted by commercials, is usually scheduled to
last for about 2 hours, but overrunning by up to 45
minutes is not uncommon.
There is a common saying in the
entertainment industry: "When you want to conquer
the German-speaking market on one night, you have to
appear on 'Wetten, Dass..?'"