BERLIN (dpa-AFX) - "Quiz Taxi" has made a solid TV comeback after a 15-year break. The Kabel-eins early evening show drew 370,000 viewers and a 2.3 percent audience rating at 6:55 p.m. Monday. According to the industry service dwdl.de, 4.9 percent of the 14- to 49-year-old age group, which is important for advertising sales, watched the show. The show with Thomas Hackenberg (61) already ran on the station from 2006 to 2008. In "Quiz Taxi," unsuspecting passengers get in and unexpectedly become candidates in a TV show.
The day's strongest primetime format was the Austrian rural thriller "Der Schutzengel" on ZDF. The film starring Fritz Karl, Michael Steinocher and Oliver Rosskopf was seen by 5.70 million (23.6 percent). RTL's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" quiz with Günther Jauch was also quite strong: 2.55 million (13.3 percent) watched.
Das Erste aired the documentary "Besser Bahnfahren!" - 2.14 million (9.0 percent) wanted to see it. This was followed by the ARD talk show "Hart aber fair" with Louis Klamroth and the topic "Too late, too bad, too expensive: Why is the railroad so broken?" The discussion round with, among others, Deutsche Bahn board member Berthold Huber and author Sarah Bosetti was watched by 1.91 million (8.1 percent).
ZDFneo offered the British crime thriller "Inspector Barnaby: The Sting of Death" with Neil Dudgeon, Nick Hendrix and Fiona Dolman, which attracted 1.59 million viewers (6.6 percent).
The investor show "Die Hohle der Lowen" on Vox was watched by 1.43 million (6.5 percent). Kabel eins aired the French action movie "The Transporter," with Jason Statham and Shu Qi, drawing 1.00 million (4.2 percent).
The Sat.1 game show "99 - Eine:r schlägt sie alle!" was watched by 910,000 people (4.1 percent). RTLzwei's program included the docu-soap "Die Retourenjäger," which was watched by 580,000 people (2.5 percent). ProSieben had the American sitcom "Young Sheldon," with Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry, appealing to 520,000 viewers (2.2 percent)./bok/DP/ngu