Although the first episodes of HPI season 2 are broadcast this Thursday, May 12, what are the most watched French series on television (and in repetition) in the last 15 years? The bonus goes to three fictions from the TF1 channel.
After great success last year, HPI season 2, notably with Audrey Fleurot and Medhi Nebbou starts tonight on TF1. The continuation of the daily life of Morgane, a former housekeeper with a high intellectual potential, who has become a police adviser, should once again be followed by millions of viewers. Last year, with audiences that had not seen each other for years, the series became the most watched in the last fifteen years.
If we expand a little, the private channel even occupies the first three places in the ranking of the most watched French series on television (and in replay) since 2006. A ranking drawn up by Médiamétrie and that averages the audiences, all seasons and episodes combined. . As it happens, these three most watched series only had one season. This rating obviously doesn’t refer to streaming platforms like Netflix or Amazon Prime.
1. HPI big winner of the last 15 years
Morgane, 38 years old, three children and two exes, has five credits behind her back and an IQ of 160. Impossible for her not to solve an enigma that comes her way, even when she is cleaning at the police station… she who he hates the police. From the first episodes of the first season, the French fell in love with this highly intellectual and colorful character who embodies Audrey Fleurot. The series that mixes police investigation and humor.
On average, the eight episodes of the first season were watched by 11.5 million viewers, an absolute record since the Dolmen series aired in 2005. The French TF1 series is therefore the most popular among locals in the last 15 years. Let’s see what will happen with this second season, while a third is already confirmed.
2. Great success of Une chance de trop, released in 2015
The series Une chance de trop, broadcast in six episodes by TF1 in 2015, is an adaptation of the homonymous novel by Harlan Coben. Alice, played by actress Alexandra Lamy, is preparing her 6-month-old daughter’s bottle when two drinks go off, before the black hole. When her mother comes out of her coma, her husband has been killed and her daughter kidnapped from her, she will do anything to save her.
On average, the six episodes of the first (and only) season were watched by 8.7 million viewers. Directed by François Velle, the series has only one season, it was also broadcast on the Netflix platform.
3. Le secret d’Élise, issued in 2016, completes this top 3
Le Secret d’Élise is a French miniseries directed by Alexandre Laurent in 2015. As Une chance de trop. It has six episodes broadcast in 2016 on TF1, we follow three families at different times. In 2013, a young couple moved south into a house haunted by the ghost of a girl who died in 1969. This time in 1986, another family living back east saw the troubling friendship between their daughter and the ghost. How could Elise have drowned? Her mother will do anything to find out.
On average, the six episodes of the first (and only) season were watched by 8.7 million viewers. It is adapted from the American show The Oaks.