Over half of the Icelandic nation watches Spaugstofan, a "Saturday Night Live" - kind of satire which makes fun of current events every Saturday night. According to a new Gallup poll it is by far the most popular program on Icelandic network television.
The second most popular program is the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service's Evening News, with 39.4% viewers. I(celandic) Idol is in third place with 37.5% viewers while 37% of the nation watches the quiz show "Guess Better" (Gettu betur) every week. Spotlight (Kastljos) a nightly RÚV news program which follows the RÚV Evening News commands 33% of the viewers. The Idol finals were in sixth place with 31% of viewers. Two US programs, Desperate Housewives (29% of viewers) and Lost (27% of viewers) were in eighth and ninth place. News station NFS Evening News was in ninth place. The Danish program Króníkan was in tenth with 23% of viewers.
Seven of the ten of the most watched TV programs are shown on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, RÚV.
The survey was conducted March 24 - 30. Of 1,533 people polled 802 responded.