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"We are not lying": Laurent Ruquier announces the definitive end of the program: Femme Actuelle Le MAG

Clap end for one of the oldest shows of France 2. As revealed RTL on Saturday April 18, 2020, the broadcast by Laurent Ruquier, We are not in bed, broadcast on France 2, will stop next June after 14 years of existence. A heavy blow for the many viewers loyal to the station every Saturday evening for several years. It must be said that the cult program has undergone several twists and turns. After the departure of several of his emblematic chroniclers, endless controversies, We are not in bed especially observed a significant drop in audiences. A bitter assessment which certainly counted in this final decision. But may ONPC fans be reassured, Laurent Ruquier is still under the elbow…

"ONPC stops (…) But I'm thinking of other projects in agreement with the chain, including for Saturday evening", the presenter told AFP, ending all rumors circulating about a potential fifteenth season. However, a few days earlier, France Télévisions had affirmed that the grids of all of its channels would be renewed until the end of the year, with the only difference that the return would rather be in January 2021 following the crisis Coronavirus. So how do you explain the end of Laurent Ruquier's show?

A new formula that does not convince?

Arrival in 2006 on the public service, We are not lying has built its reputation on the choice of its columnists present around the table every Saturday. Often literary personalities who have given rise to many cult scenes as was the case with the duets Eric Zemmour / Eric Naulleau, Natacha Polony / Aymeric Caron or even Christine Angot and Yann Moix. In September 2019, France 2 changes its formula and offers viewers to discover a different columnist each Saturday. Despite the potential of personalities like Adele Van Reeth, the show does not convince … In February 2020, ONPC recorded its lowest audience, 673,000 viewers, slowly bringing the program to its final end.

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