The highly anticipated return of the Got Talent format to Spanish airwaves kicked off on 15 June, when network Telecinco put out its first casting call in its search for Spain’s most talented and stand-out performers – whether singers, dancers, magicians, acrobats or comedians.
The news marks the triumphant return of the format, which has been absent from Spanish screens for six years. The new series has a brand new home on Telecinco and a brand new name – Got Talent España.
The Guinness-World-Record-breaking hit format, created by Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment, will be produced by FremantleMedia España. There are currently 68 versions of the show around the world, with tape sales reaching 186 territories. To date over 270 series of Got Talent have been made since the franchise began, reaching a global audience of over 500 million.
The format continues to captivate audiences. The ninth season of Britain’s Got Talent achieved a finale peaking at 13.4 m/ 52% share, making it the UK’s No.1 show of the year, while season 10 of America’s Got Talent launched on NBC on 26 May as the No.1 show of the night with 10.9 m viewers.
2015 also saw the launch of the first pan- Asian talent show for AXN reaching English-speaking audience shares of over 80%, while the sixth season of Italia’s Got Talent on Sky Italia generated audiences 700% higher than channel average.