Impressive debut for YouTube hit series Hunting Season on Dutch television

Last Saturday, the adventure reality show Hunting Season was off to a great start on SBS6.

The first episode of the series – awarded Best YouTube Series in the Netherlands several times – scored impressive ratings with this special version produced for TV. With a 21.3% market share in the key demo, the show scored no less than 148% above slot average. On Amazon Prime Video – where it was released the morning after – the show already made it to the Top 10 Most watched videos.

In each episode of Hunting Season, a duo of celebrities must flee from a team of three prison guards. These guards have one goal: to catch the fugitives within four hours. The fugitives get a 20-minute head start and must wear a transmitter that sends a GPS coordinate to the hunters, every 10 minutes. They have been given the opportunity to arrange an escape vehicle from prison and one means of transportation for the road. That’s it. While the hunting team is provided with various tools to track the fugitives from their spy-van, the fugitives have nothing: no phone and no cash. On top of that, blending in is not so easy in a beautiful bright-orange prisoner jumpsuit… The hunted fugitives may not remain in the same vehicle for more than 20 minutes at a time and can only enter public buildings, such as a train station or parking garage. The fugitives win the game if they manage to stay out of the Hunters’ reach for exactly four hours. However, if the Hunters catch the famous fugitives within that time slot, it’s game over. In Hunting Season, there are countless scenarios. Anything can happen. Who will win this exciting, heart-stopping cat-and-mouse-game?

Hunting Season is produced by Talpa Entertainment Productions and StukTV and distributed by Talpa Distribution.

About Talpa
Talpa is a global content house for non-scripted formats based in the Netherlands and founded by John de Mol. The company empowers creativity to produce next-level content that connects people within their homes and around the world. Talpa holds exclusive access rights to premium broadcast and streaming channels in the Netherlands and Germany and has proven to be a successful breeding ground for content creation since the dawn of the industry. Many of today’s evergreen entertainment brands originated at Talpa and are now blueprints for the international market.