Probably the only thing that is not wasted on the popular TV show “Bares for Rares” is time: on May 15 (Friday, 3:05 p.m.) the ZDF production with Horst Lichter (58) already has 1000 Follow on. From a small junk show, “Bares for Rares” became an absolute hit with the ratings and a magnet for the broadcaster, up to three million people in front of the screens speak a clear language.
“‘Bares for Rares’ stands for an unprecedented success story and shows how continuous format work pays off,” says Dr. Norbert Himmler, program director of ZDF. “What makes us particularly proud is that the format has now also been successfully adapted in many other countries.” So for the time being, no one will have to worry about the end of this “success story” if the participants of the show hope for one Loft sweetheart fingers crossed.
The team has long since become a grand family for moderator Lichter. He led the show for the first time on August 4, 2013, at that time only once a week. Not a year later, however, the format’s success was so huge that it was possible to go up to one episode per working day with a clear conscience, if only for four weeks.
However, this test run showed that the public’s fascination for supposed junk treasures seems to be endless – “Bares for Rares” has therefore been running continuously from Monday to Friday since the end of 2015. And that shouldn’t change in a week, even after episode 1000.