Chart attack

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Chart Attack was a German-language music program that was broadcast from October 1996 to December 2000 on ZDF in co-production with VIVA . The program was also supported by Radio Regenbogen and later by the magazine "Pop Rocky".


In the beginning, the program ran on Saturdays from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., sometimes longer. From 1998 onwards, Chart Attack ran on Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., after the next program was always announced in the program of the week before. Despite increased program information, this demonstrably damaged the audience ratings .


In the meantime, Dennis Wilms replaced Mike Diehl as moderator .

Program Sequence

After the greeting, there were some appearances. The first was considered a new performance , regardless of whether this act had already entered the charts or not. This was followed by a report , mostly an interview with an artist staying in Germany at a sight .

At the end of a program, the Media Control - Top Ten were broadcast. The editors always tried to get the top artist to perform live . If this did not happen, the music video was broadcast. If the artist singing “number 1” was already a guest on the show, his appearance was preferably broadcast on the show.

Recording location

Kena Amoa moderated Chart Attack from the Mannheim discotheque “Broadway”, with Mike Diehl's takeover, the program was recorded from the ZDF studio (Phönixhalle / Mombach) in Mainz .

Often it happened that the presenter went on a trip. Either the reporting part (e.g. music festival, concert) or the interview part (invitation of the moderator to artists behind the scenes, at the holiday resort, etc.) was made the main theme of a program. For this special form, the program was sometimes given additional airtime, especially during the summer break.

Suspension of the broadcast

In December 2000 the program was stopped. The reason was that the audience ratings were too bad compared to other music programs, and that ZDF was able to engage fewer and fewer acts over the course of time, as they increasingly wanted to appear in music programs on private channels, especially Top of the Pops and Bravo TV (at that time on RTL II ).

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