The summer season is usually a period of few television bets. The fall in television consumption and the lower advertising investment makes it a good time to test formats or resort to cheaper productions that complete the grid. But the coronavirus crisis has caused us to live one of the lowest cost summers on the small screen. That is the case of Telecinco, which has opted for a rehash of ‘Got Talent’ around the world, reruns of the disappeared ‘Tú si que vales’ or broadcasting a classic on Aragonese regional television, among others.
This Tuesday, August 11, 2020, Telecinco and Factoría de Ficción broadcast ‘Oregón TV’, an emblematic and veteran comedy space of Aragón TV which reaches national television more than twelve years after its regional premiere. A debut that was followed by 986,000 viewers and obtained a 7.6% audience share on Telecinco, while on FDF the program had a 2.1% share with 274,000 viewers.
Although the format is destined for FDF to bolster their grid following Nova’s recent win in July, Mediaset Spain has decided to broadcast it on its main channels to catch the audience. In this way, after the premiere on Telecinco, it will arrive at Cuatro on August 16 at 9:30 p.m. and from August 17 it will begin its regular broadcasts, from Monday to Friday at 5:00 p.m., in Factoría de Ficción.
Criticism in social networks
Despite the large community of followers that ‘Oregón TV’ has in Aragon, the truth is that its broadcast on Telecinco puzzled the audience and generated a real war on social networks with division of opinions: Aragonese against critics of the format. Some did not understand the humor of the space of imitations, parodies and sketches, while others were offended by calling their humor out of date. Below we compile some of the most prominent comments made on Twitter:
ARE YOU WATCHING TELECINCO? ????
– Borja Terán (@borjateran) August 11, 2020
Well, I have never seen the grace to OregonTv, the other way around, but if it crosses borders and likes the vision problem it will be mine. Of course, I will still not see it because it bores me and it even seems tacky.
– Luis M. Gabás (@LMGABAS) August 12, 2020
We Aragonese laughed with the La Mancha from Muchachada. We laughed with the Basques from Vaya Semanita. We laugh (a little less) with the Catalans from Poland. But then you say out there that #OregonTV sucks. Let’s see if our humor is too much for you.
– The Dark Lord of Có (@SogueroF) August 11, 2020
I expected otherwise, this is infumable #OregonTV
– Lasgo77 (@ricardobarba) August 11, 2020
If you are Aragonese it will make you very funny, it is as if Manolo Vieira’s end-of-year monologue was broadcast nationwide. It’s a very regional humor. Nor is it necessary to be disrespectful to express an opinion. #OregonTV
– Mauro P.R (@RealMauroPerez) August 11, 2020
It hurts me to enter the TT #OregonTV and see a lot of people criticize with insults.
A program that in Aragon we have been enjoying for 12 years, with the humor of our peoples and traditions, as absurd at times as it is great, making people of all ages happy many nights. pic.twitter.com/H6Rd8AzZvG
– Larra (@MoonwalkerLFC) August 11, 2020
That Aragonese humor is not understood outside we already knew. A somarda style based, by the way, on parodying the stereotypes that we always carry. When I go to Madrid they are surprised by my « neutral » accent. They think we all speak like Paco Martinez Soria ???? #OregonTV
– Sergio ???????????? (@ Sergio94l) August 11, 2020
I saw people criticize other series on #OregonTV saying they were for retards or so. Just because we do not like that does not mean that we are Mongols or retarded as many say
– Zpay_009 (@ Zpay009) August 12, 2020