Master Class Hungary is powering through its second season on leading commercial broadcaster TV2, attracting more viewers than any other show over the last four weeks. It has garnered average audience shares of up to 34%, equating to some 2.4 million viewers, and has enjoyed a lead of up to 130% on the country’s second most popular show.
Master Class airs on Sundays at 7pm or 8pm in Hungary and sees children singing old classics with only positive reviews and no eliminations. A critically acclaimed talent show full of heart, and no heartbreak, Master Class taps into the global trend of family viewing because of its warm and humane approach. Master Class avoids the intrigue and harsh judgment of a ruthless competition, focusing on the nurturing relationships formed between the teachers and their young students, as they become familiar with the country’s rich musical history and cultural heritage. The sixteen stars of the show are children aged 8-14, with the most promising voices in the country. Four teachers – leading artists in the music industry – train them to make the most of their potential and become the best singers they can. The programme is set at the music school and its auditorium, where the weekly performances take place. Towards the end of the season the best student in each performance is awarded a place in the graduation show. In this way, the six will sing for the last time in front of the committee, where one will be selected as the best in the class. Still, all the students continue their studies and perform at every show, including the final one.