The Wit List is a bimonthly selection by The Wit of 3 fresh, innovative and entertaining shows from around the world with highest social media buzz, made just for the MIPTV-MIPCOM community. Discover February’s Wit List!
THE TITAN GAMES, USA, NBC
Pitch: Physical competition series featuring and produced by Dwayne Johnson that offers everyday people the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in epic head-to-head challenges designed to test mind, body and heart.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the competition series was the third most commented premiere of the week in the US, reaching more than 7,800, comments on Twitter. The official Twitter account of the show has gathered more than 14,100 followers and the official Facebook page has attracted more than 57,600 likes (as of February 2019).
Premiere: Thursday, January 3, 2019
Distributor(s): NBCUniversal International (NBCU)
10 weekly 60-minute episodes
THE GREATEST DANCER, UK, BBC ONE
Pitch: Dance talent contest open to dancers of all ages and styles (including ballet, jazz, hip-hop and Bollywood), who fight to be crowned the country’s greatest dancer, win a big money prize and get the chance to perform on BBC’s “Dancing with the Stars” stage. They compete in auditions, challenges and live performances.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the dance contest was the most commented premiere of the week in social media in Europe, with more than 14,600 comments on Twitter. The official Twitter account of the show has gathered more than 8,300 followers (as of February 2019).
Premiere: Saturday, January 5, 2019
8 weekly 70-minute episodes
ÇARPIŞMA (CRASH), TURKEY, SHOW TV
Pitch: Drama series about Kadir Adalı who is a chief inspector in the Crime Department of Istanbul Security Services. Kadir has lost his wife and daughter in a terrorist act. He feels guilty for what happened and he’s suffering. He decides to commit suicide. While trying to end his life in a car accident, Kadir will unwittingly change the course of his life.
Social media buzz: According to the Wit Social List, the drama series was the most popular new scripted series of the month on Instagram reaching 200 000 followers in two weeks. In February 2019, the drama series has gathered more than 350 000 followers on Instagram. The official Twitter account of the show has brought more than 31,300 followers (as of February 2019).
Premiere: Thursday, November 22, 2018
Distributor(s): Madd Entertainment
Weekly 120-minute episodes