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Spanish ‘garbage TV’ Sálvame ends

Written by on 11 May 2023

Half of Spain loves the show, the other half hates it. The best-known and at the same time most controversial program on Spanish television, Sálvame, is coming to an end. Television channel Telecinco, which has been broadcasting the program for 14 years, is ending ‘telebasura’, garbage TV, the name for the genre of which Sálvame is the flagship. In Sálvame there is shouting, cursing and crying. Sometimes someone walks out of the studio in a rage, sometimes a verbal fight is settled physically. Sálvame has defined the image of Spanish television since 2009. Over the years, Sálvame got all kinds of spin-offs, Sálvame Limón, sour and sharp like a lime, Sálvame Naranja, slightly softer and sweeter, like an orange (naranje in Spanish). Friday is the evening of Sálvame DeLuxe. Then all registers open between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. The program can also be seen on Friday between 4 and 8 p.m. Anyone who wants can immerse themselves for eight hours every Friday in cursing and screaming well-known compatriots. Recently Telecinco has a new management. He thinks the program’s market shares, which have fallen to between 10 and 15 percent over time, are too low. The new bosses of the channel have drawn up a code of ethics for the first time. The endless garbage TV broadcasts do not comply with the code of ethics in any way. The very last broadcast of Sálvame will be on Friday 16 June.