BERLIN (dpa-AFX) - The abuse drama "Wir haben einen Deal" gave ZDF a rather lackluster ratings victory on Monday night. The film with Felix Klare, Patricia Aulitzky and Peter Lohmeyer wanted to see just 4.23 million (15.7 percent) from 8:15 pm. That's pretty weak for this ZDF slot. It may have cost the drama viewers that it had only run on Arte on Friday.

At the same time, RTL was unusually strong that day with Günther Jauch's quiz show "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" 3.78 million (15.9 percent) watched as, for the first time in many months, a "WWM" contestant reached the million-dollar question. Dentist David Thelen gambled his way to 500,000 euros. However, he then dropped out when it came to the million-dollar question of which chancellor was the first to secure power in a Bundestag election in which absentee voting was also possible. The answer: Konrad Adenauer.

Das Erste showed the nature documentary "Wildes Slowenien - Brücke zum Balkan" (Wild Slovenia - Bridge to the Balkans), attracting 2.35 million viewers (8.6 percent). After that, 2.00 million viewers (7.8 percent) stayed tuned for the talk show "Hart aber fair" with Louis Klamroth. The program on the topic "First terror, soon war: No chance of peace in the Middle East?" had, among others, the politician Omid Nouripour and the journalist Mariam Lau as guests.

ZDFneo was successful with the British crime thriller. The episode "Inspector Barnaby: Ein Männlein stirbt im Walde," with John Nettles, Daniel Casey and Jane Wymark, drew 2.20 million viewers (8.2 percent).

Sat.1's dating show "Hochzeit auf den ersten Blick" drew 1.21 million viewers (4.9 percent). Kabel eins aired the U.S. action movie "Running Man," starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Conchita Alonso and Yaphet Kotto. 970,000 science fiction fans (3.7 percent) opted for the Eighties spectacle.

Vox attracted 930,000 viewers with its series "Goodbye Deutschland! Die Auswanderer" attracted 930,000 viewers (3.5 percent). The American sitcom "Young Sheldon" with Iain Armitage and Zoe Perry on ProSieben was watched by 750,000 people (2.8 percent). The RTLzwei docu-soap "Geissens' Mega Mansions" was watched by 530,000 viewers (2.0 percent)./bok/DP/ngu