Launched on New Year's Day on DR1’s prime time 20.00 slot, the Danish thriller set in the world of economic crime kick started with 1,260,000 viewers and added 150,000 viewers for its second episode aired on January 3rd according to DR Fiction. The first episode had a share of 48% and the second increased to 56% and the satisfaction went from 4.1 to 4.3. “We are so proud of the series and over excited about the way the Danes have received it,” said Piv Bernth, DR Head of Drama to “It's a complicated plot and story, with many new characters, and the Danish audience and critics embraced them all. We have got very good reviews in almost every media and we look forward to the weeks to come.”

Compared to other DR dramas, Follow the Money had a stronger opening than The Bridge Season 3 (839,000) but weaker start compared to The Legacy Season 2 (1.58 M) and 1864 (1.7 M). “The viewing habits have changed over the past couple of years and we realize that the online viewing has increased,” stressed Bernth. The first episode is number one on and the second episode number three after less than 24 hours online.

Produced by Anders Toft Andersen for DR Fiction with Per Fly as concept director, the 10 part series will air on NRK in February, YLE on April 12 and SVT on August 8, 2016. The premiere on RUV is still to be confirmed.

Meanwhile Iceland’s most ambitious TV drama ever Trapped produced by Kormákur’s RVK Studios reunited half of the nation’s population on Sunday December 27 on RUV at 21.00 with a consolidated audience of 132,000 (in the 12-80 age group) for a record 88% share. The second of 10 episodes climbed to 141,000 total viewers on January 3rd for a 86% share. We are absolutely thrilled with the response from the Icelandic audience," said Magnus Vidar Sigurdsson, RVK Studios managing director. "It far exceeded our expectation. Growth between the first and second episode is almost unheard of in the Icelandic  market.The way it is tracking now, it looks like it will be Iceland's biggest TV Drama ever."

The crime series which follows the murder of an unidentified man in a small town near an Icelandic fjord, was written by Sigurjón Kjartansson and Clive Bradley based on Kormákur’s idea.

Trapped will next premiere on NRK on January 11. It will air as well on DR, SVT and YLE. 

Both Trapped and Follow The Money were supported by Nordic Film and TV Fond.