“Numbers and letters”: France Télévisions announces the end of the oldest game show in France at the start of the school year

“Numbers and letters”: France Télévisions announces the end of the oldest game show in France at the start of the school year
“Numbers and letters”: France Télévisions announces the end of the oldest game show in France at the start of the school year

“Numbers and letters” will disappear from the France Télévisions schedules at the start of the school year, France Télévisions announces this Sunday, May 5, 2024.

The oldest game show in France, “Numbers and Letters”, will disappear from the France Télévisions schedules at the start of the school year, after more than fifty years of existence, announced the broadcast director Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez, in La Tribune Sunday.

A “difficult decision”

“The weekend programming of Numbers and Letters was not crowned with success. After fifty years of existence, it is an emblematic event. It is a difficult decision but we made the choice to stop this program”did he declare.

Stéphane Sitbon-Gomez specifies that a “goodbye show will bring together Patrice Laffont and Laurent Romejko and thank the whole team”.

Created in 1965

Created in 1965, the game is distributed under the name The longest word until September 29, 1970. It then became Numbers and letterson January 4, 1972. It is thus the oldest program of the PAF after The day of the Lord.

Save money

By 2022, the game show had moved from broadcast daily to bi-weekly, on Saturdays and Sundays.

France Télévisions wants to make 200 million euros in savings over a full year by 2028, half of which on programs, underlines BFM.

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