Cologne After more than three decades, it should be over with "Lindenstraße." The producers do not understand. Especially Hans W. Geißendörfer does the reprimand ARD.
"Lindenstraße" producers Hannah Hans and Geißendörfer no understanding of the decision to come out of the cult series. "The absurdity is that this decision only comes now, where our quota rises again," said Hannah Geißendörfer (34) in an interview with "Zeitung Süddeutsche". Barbara Feiereis, the spokeswoman in charge of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk series (WDR), stressed, however, that crowd numbers have been falling for years, unfortunately.
They fell in the last 20 years of 1995 with an annual average of 6.74 million million in 2015 to 2.52 million and declined in the next two years. Between 2017 and 2018, there was a slight increase from 2.14 to 2.18 million, which was also the result of strong viewers, in which Joachim Hermann Luger parted with Hans Beimer.
Hans W. Geißendörfer (77), the inventor of the 1985 launch series, added: "We had very, very little advertising support of the ARD.In contrast to other programs you can say: null.I went back again and again to the directors and made my knees clear: It ". WDR does not want to let it stand: "We've done a lot, on different channels," said Fairis. "There's a lot of journalism and online activities, and we also use events to draw attention to the Lindenstraße." In 2014 there was a campaign for chapter 1500, in 2015 was "30 years Lindenstraße." "In 2017, we had an Infoscreen campaign across the country to re-enter after the break in the summer."
Hanna Geißendörfer also fights against the fact that production costs are an argument against the continuation of the "Lindenstraße", whose last chapter should be seen in March 2020. "The average regular price of 18.50-Uhr-Sendeplatzes in the ARD lies with 8750 euros. In an interview. WDR spokeswoman Pierce said: "That's not true." All costs involved in production should be taken into consideration at the WDR site in Cologne-Buchlemmend.