Top Chef boosts TVN audience
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 29 September 2014
Top Chef has almost tripled audience figures for Chile's TVN, with the adaptation of NBC's format scoring an average audience share of 16.3% and coming second in the country's prime time slot during its premiere.

topchefThe Chilean version of Top Chef, which is being broadcast by Boomerang TV following a successful Spanish adaptation for Antena 3, gave ten extra share points to TVN's average audience, increasing the number from 6.5% to 16.3% during the show's broadcast.

Placing second to top on Thursday nights, Top Chef reached peaks of 20% and pushed TVN forward in the country's audience competition, in which it is usually the fourth or fifth most viewed channel.

The show, presented by Julian Elfenbein, achieved top place among 13-17-year-olds and men between 25-34.

With an average of nearly three million viewers on Spain's Antena 3, which is now airing its second season, Top Chef originally achieved success in the US, where the format has been on air for 11 seasons and has been awarded with two Emmys.

In France, the fifth season has just finished on M6 and is one of the network's most viewed programmes. Canada, Portugal, Brazil, Sweden and Indonesia have all produced local versions of the cooking format.