Sat 27 Mar 2004     St.Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland


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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..?'"