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Dutch viewers furious over ‘cowardly’ question in ‘Per Second ' Wiser’

TV To us is ‘Per Second ' Wiser’ just as the screen disappeared, but in the Netherlands it is one of the longest-running kennisquizzen ever; it still appears f

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Dutch viewers furious over ‘cowardly’ question in ‘Per Second ' Wiser’
TV To us is ‘Per Second ' Wiser’ just as the screen disappeared, but in the Netherlands it is one of the longest-running kennisquizzen ever; it still appears from Monday to Thursday on NPO2 and attracts a lot of viewers. That, however, were not to speak about the broadcast yesterday; they spit on Twitter massively to their gal about the ‘cowardly’ last question.

Jeroen Meerwijk (28) from Arnhem took yesterday evening of the fourth round in the category ‘sport’, but saw the main prize of 7.550 euro to his nose passing. He was, after all, sounds are presented from artists who ever performed at the American footballfinale Superbowl. Meerwijk had all nine fragments have to get the amount of money to take home, but recognized only a few of the artists. The two jokers that he could use, were unsuccessful. “It is what it is”, sighed the twenties and sporty. The question of presenter Erik Dijkstra about how he felt, replied to the originally from Hengelo-derived candidate, with a short ‘troubled’.

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Viewers reacted furiously on that outcome. The program was even a trending topic on Twitter . a lot of people wondered what the question, the hell with sports. BNNVARA think 7,000 euros to save, but now suffers many tons of reputation damage. Rarely was Twitter even. Read the hashtag #persecondewijzer”, someone wrote. “Cuts in the NPO: #persecondewijzer comes with a muziekvraag in Sports to no 7500 euros to pay for”, tweeted another.

It was raining, terms such as ‘pure theft’, ‘rotstreek’, ‘chicken area’, ‘nauseating transgression!’ ‘foul’, ‘utterly ridiculous’ and ‘outrageous’. Some viewers called the state of affairs, ‘a low point in the history of ‘Per Second ' Wiser’ and some of them declared their membership of the BNNVARA on to say.

Many of the people who responded called for a rematch with sportvragen for the fallen candidate. Meerwijk was, according to them, a topkandidaat who ‘really’ knew about sports and with eleven jokers the fourth round to the 7.550 euro ‘dared’.

Another angle

The editor-in-chief of ‘Per Second ' Wiser’ finds the ‘sympathetic’ that viewers such sympathy with a candidate, but calls the state of affairs in the last round, not exceptional. “Players get more muziekvragen in the fourth round. So we try always a fun and slightly different approach to search," says Bart Oenema.

This was the final lap in the category history, according to him, also from a liedjesvraag and sat in the other categories also slotvragen about the Olympic Games and stadionliedjes. “Break-acts always get a lot of attention in the media, so our candidates, despite their favorite category, however, of on the height.”

Oenema finds it "very sad" and "very acid" that Jeroen Meerwijk fell off in the last round. “Because it is of course much more fun when someone at the end with the amount of money to go home. But this is what ‘Per Second Pointer’ ‘Per Second ' Wiser’. A player with enough jokers and extra time, know that there is a question with a wink of the eye that is further from his or her favorite category is. It's all in the game.”

Not a weird question

Meanwhile, responded also presenter Erik Dijkstra on the hetse. “I hasten to say that Jeroen is absolutely a good candidate,” he says to AD. “He knew very much. But we are really not out to get someone to stumble, I oppose a part of the people who find that it is a weird question. That is not so.”

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