Canale 5 is a national generalist television channel published by Mediaset and is the main competitor of Rai 1 in terms of audience. Among the most followed channels in Italy, over the years it has hosted programs that have made the history of Italian TV, such as Grande Fratello, Striscia la Notizia, Buona Domenica, Uomini e Donne, Amici di Maria De Filippi and the most recent but highly successful Pomeriggio 5 and Live – Non è la D’Urso.
Canale 5 is usually among the most followed networks, especially in the early and late evening, with an average share of 20 points. TG5 in the evening edition at 20.00 is in fact followed by over 5 million spectators and its 13.00 edition also records excellent audiences, with over 3 million spectators. Striscia la Notizia is certainly among the most popular programs with an average share of 19% and over 4 million active viewers every evening. Grande Fratello VIP, another leading program of the network, is a leader among reality shows with an average share of 21%.