BERLIN (dpa-AFX) - The new "Tatort" crime thriller with TV commissioner Felix Murot achieved comparatively weak ratings on Sunday on the German public broadcaster Ersten. The very experimental episode "Murot and Paradise" with Ulrich Tukur, Barbara Philipp and Brigitte Hobmeier wanted to see from 20.15 clock on average 5.95 million (21.4 percent).

That's not only not a glamorous figure compared to other "Tatort" teams, such as those from Koln, Münster or Munich. The series about LKA investigator Murot also gets better ratings elsewhere. At the end of September last year, 8.13 million viewers (27.6 percent) watched "Murot and the Law of Karma. Possibly the plot was too wacky for the fans this time and they switched off.

The Frankfurt episode "Murot and Paradise" was about artificially created feelings of happiness. For example, the murder victims had their navels removed and surgically replaced with a port that allowed them to dock onto an artificial umbilical cord. Murot also undergoes this procedure. He encounters the mass murderer Adolf Hitler in his manipulated mind and attacks the dictator. On the "Tatort" Facebook page, the Hessian crime thriller divided opinion.

The ZDF romantic comedy followed by a relatively narrow margin: "Malibu - Küss den Frosch," starring Karla Nina Diedrich, Tom Radisch and Lewe Wagner, drew 3.97 million (14.3 percent). Sat.1 broadcast the agent thriller "James Bond 007 - Spectre. The film, starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz and Léa Seydoux, was seen by 1.60 million (6.8 percent). The Vox cooking show "Grill den Henssler" attracted 1.43 million viewers (6.5 percent).

Kabel eins offered the ranking show "Deutschlands großte Geheimnisse," with 1.06 million (3.9 percent) watching. ProSieben showed the American comic adaptation "Birds of Prey: The Emancipation of Harley Quinn," with Margot Robbie and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It drew 930,000 science fiction fans (3.5 percent).

RTL broadcast "NFL Live. The match between the Buffalo Bills and the New England Patriots was followed by 770,000 American football fans (3.00 percent) in the segment starting at 8:32 p.m. On RTLzwei, the fantasy comedy "Night at the Museum" with Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Dick van Dyke had 720,000 viewers (2.7 percent)./bok/DP/ngu