«The sky is always bluer», as Rino Gaetano sang, for New Year’s Eve on TV, produced by the Prime Time Entertainment Directorate: «The year to come», broadcast for the first time from the beautiful Piazza Pitagora in Crotone and hosted for the ninth time by Amadeus, was in fact the most watched program on the last evening of 2023. They were almost 6 million viewers tuned in to Rai 1, with a 40.0% share.
“Once again the majority of the public has chosen Rai 1 to await the new year and greet the one that has just ended. 10 million, equal to a stratospheric 61% share, met at midnight on the RAI flagship network to toast with Amadeus, an extraordinary professional, a friendly face that reassures, enters homes on tiptoe, manages to speak to multiple generations, galvanizes the squares with his contagious enthusiasm – comments the director of the Prime Time Entertainment Department Marcello Ciannamea. It was a party that Rai, together with the Calabria Region, the Film Commission Foundation of Calabria and the city of Crotone, wanted to dedicate to all families, with an evening of light-heartedness and fun, full of beautiful music. Rai has deployed its best professionalism in all production and editorial sectors to create a show that only the Public Service is able to produce, in terms of quality, scenographic richness and content. A sincere and profound thank you to the entire team of the Prime Time Entertainment Directorate, to the CPTV of Naples and to the Production Directorate, to all the workers of the various Rai Directorates, to the authorial team, to Rai Com, who collectively made this fantastic event possible event”.
“It was a beautiful, magical night”. It is the first comment from the mayor of Crotone, Voce, after the night that saw the city protagonist of Rai1’s New Year’s Eve with ‘The Year to Come’.
“Thanks to teamwork – continues the mayor – to an institutional synergy that has made it possible to present Crotone in all its beauty to Italy and the world. I thank the Region, president Occhiuto, Calabria Film Commission, Rai and Amadeus who had very sweet words for our city. A team effort, from the Prefecture, to the Police Headquarters, to the Carabinieri, to the Fire Brigade. And then the Civil Protection, the Red Cross, Akrea, our Local Police, our technicians , our workers and employees. A discreet and effective presence that allowed the party to take place without problems. An organization that overturned many stereotypes and demonstrated that even in these latitudes something great and beautiful can be done. But the heartfelt thanks go to my fellow citizens. You demonstrated civility and responsibility which allowed the event to take place safely and without any disorder. Thank you for your great participation, for your enthusiasm, for the warmth that you have transmitted to the entire country through television programs.” “Reading the happiness on your faces – concludes Voce – seeing your smiles moved me. Thank you very much, happy 2024. Together we continue to change and grow our city.”
Occhiuto: “New Year’s Eve in Crotone was an extraordinary success, 40.1% share on TV, Calabria in the homes of 6.2 million Italians, with a peak audience of 10 million”
“Yesterday’s evening was an extraordinary success. The city of Crotone has shown the country its warmth, its enthusiasm, its desire for rebirth. Amadeus was the perfect architect of a great event that we will remember forever. And then the television ratings data, which give us the plastic perception of a successful bet. The Year to Come, broadcast on Rai 1 from Piazza Pitagora, achieved an average share of 40.1%, Calabria – with the concert and the promotional events which showcased the excellence of the five provinces of our Region – is entered the homes of 6,202,000 Italians in a single evening. At the peak of viewing, around midnight, the share was 60.7%, with 9,997,000 viewers. Heartfelt thanks to the people of Crotone, to Rai, to my collaborators, and to all those who made all this possible.”