Duarte Levy..

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Over 6 million have already watched documentary about Maddie’s death

Gonçalo Amaral

Gonçalo Amaral

The documentary ‘Maddie: Truth of the Lie’, that was broadcast by TVI, was the most watched programme in Portugal last Monday evening, and confirmed the station of Queluz de Baixo as the audience leader in Portugal. According to Marktest, this is even TVI’s best result in 2009.
The documentary by Manuel S. Fonseca – the same director of the ‘Amália’ movie – is based on the book “Maddie: The Truth of the Lie”, which Gonçalo Amaral, the former head of the investigation, wrote after he left the Polícia Judiciária.
According to the numbers that are now known in Portugal, the documentary, in which the former coordinator advances that Maddie died on the evening of her disappearance, obtained 53% of share and an average audience of 23,4, which corresponds to 2,209 million viewers. The number of viewers even reaches 2,466 million individuals, with audiences peaking at around 10.13 p.m., which matched a share of 69,5%.
According to the owners of several internet sites, which were contacted by 24horas, these 2,209 million viewers were joined by approximately 4 million people who saw the TVI broadcast through streaming, and not counting with those who since Monday have watched the documentary on YouTube, or on several blogs that are dedicated to the case.
Gonçalo Amaral, who was interviewed on “As Tardes da Júlia” show on TVI yesterday, further confirmed that the documentary will “hardly be shown on British television”, just like it happened with his book: “The editors were warned and they are afraid of publishing it in England”, the former coordinator of the CID in Portimão said.
Last Monday, TVI led the audience chart, with 33,8%, followed by RTP1, with 21,8%, and SIC, with 19,4 percent. At the Queluz de Baixo station, “Maddie: The Truth of the Lie” occupied the top slot of audiences, followed by ‘Feitiço de Amor’ and ‘Jornal Nacional’. ‘Telejornal’ from RTP1 was the most watched programme on the channel, occupying the fifth place in the chart, while ‘Jornal da Noite’, from SIC, appears on place nine.

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  1. Leo says:

    Is this documentary either dubbed or subtitled in any European language except Portuguese?


April 2009


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