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Why the Top Chef finale is turned upside down this year

Top chef, epilogue to an 11th season that broke serial records, thanks to the containment that boosted audiences for the Six, but also to rather daring changes in the recipe of the show. “data-reactid =” 28 ” > Who will win, David Gallienne or Adrien Cachot? M6 broadcasts the final of Wednesday evening Top chef, epilogue to an 11th season that has broken serial records, thanks to the containment that boosted audiences for the Six, but also to rather daring changes in the recipe of the show.

Médiamétrie’s figures speak for themselves: this 11th season has so far attracted 3.9 million viewers on average (including catch-up data), compared to 3.1 million for season 10. And above all, the program presented by Stéphane Rotenberg was a hit with audiences most sought after by M6, especially women and the active.

“Containment has played a lot”

This season has captured a general audience share of 16%, a peak for 7 years. And she gathered 26% of “women responsible for purchases under 50” (category which replaced “housewives” in the lingo of TV), her best score in 8 years.

“The containment has played a lot,” recognizes the producer, and it has certainly confirmed the great passion of the French for cooking, also illustrated by another program of the chain, “Tous en cuisine” by Cyril Lignac. And jurors have served as media spokespersons for a containment-laminated restaurant industry.

Green kitchen vs offal

“It’s the season for all bets,” she says: in addition to a change to the jury (Paul Pairet succeeded Jean-François Piège), Top chef has bet on “chefs who renew the cuisine and surprise”, and “we have highlighted a trend that is totally in tune with the times: ecology and the protection of the planet”.

This 2020 edition was of course affected by the coronavirus crisis, but without too many consequences for viewers: the shooting had indeed been completed almost completely before confinement, including the final, explains Florence Duhayot.

A less welcoming “knife ceremony”

Except … the final sequence, or “knife ceremony”, during which the name of the big winner (one of PAF’s best kept secrets) is revealed. This sequence, always filmed shortly before the broadcast, to avoid leaks, will be a little less warm this year, due to the physical distance which will limit effusions,

Parisian. “He was declared unfit. His illness being contagious, it was impossible to touch the food.” “Data-reactid =” 42 “> The final was difficult to set up. Last February, its filming was delayed because of One of the candidates was ill: “After a difficult night, he was seen urgently by a doctor who diagnosed gastroenteritis,” M6 told Parisian. “He was declared unfit. His illness being contagious, it was impossible to touch food.”

however “was post-production”, says the producer: a shadow job that takes months and had to be done largely in telework, a challenge for a program of this caliber. “data-reactid =” 43 “> The real problem of this season however “was post-production”, says the producer: a shadow job that takes months and had to be done largely in telework, a challenge for a program of this caliber.

Despite this particular context, the producer promises a show on Wednesday evening, without revealing any clues about the outcome of the duel between Normand David, an apostle of ecological cuisine, already awarded a Michelin star for his Jardin des plumes à Giverny, and Bordelais Adrien, head of the Detour in Paris, who likes to highlight forgotten dishes such as organ meats.

“It’s a very nice final and there are lots of twists and turns”, and even if the final ceremony takes place in these particular circumstances, “we still cry” of emotion, assures Florence Duhayot.

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