Super RTL

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Super RTL
Station logo
TV station ( private law )
Program type Special-interest program (entertainment)
reception Analog: Cable
Digital: Antenna , Cable , Satellite Livestream
Image resolution 576i ( SDTV )
1080i ( HDTV ) (Super RTL HD)
Start of transmission April 28, 1995
language German
Seat Cologne , GermanyGermanyGermany 
owner RTL DISNEY television GmbH & Co. KG

CLT-UFA 50% (including RTL Group 99.72%)
BVI Telev. Investments ( The Walt Disney Enterprises ) 50%

executive Director Claude Schmit
Program director Martin Gradl
Market share 1.7% (2019)
List of TV channels

Super RTL (own spelling: SUPER RTL ) is a special interest channel of RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG, which belongs to the RTL media group . It is mainly aimed at children and young people. Super RTL sees itself as a family channel. From February 1998 to December 2013 and from April 2014 to August 2014, Super RTL was the market leader among 3 to 13 year olds. Since then, Super RTL has been the market leader at irregular intervals (as at the beginning of 2016 with a market share of 22.2% among 3 to 13-year-olds) or ranked second among free-to-air children's television channels behind its competitor KiKA .

According to its own information, the station employs 130 people, and Claude Schmit is the managing director . In 2008, the Cologne company's gross sales were 253.5 million euros.


The program went on air on April 28, 1995. Since July 24, 2011, Super RTL has been broadcast in 16: 9, and since April 30, 2012, Super RTL HD has been broadcast on SES Astra's HD + encrypted platform . Since the end of 2009, the Internet learning portal has also been part of the broadcaster's Internet offering. On August 24, 2010, the broadcaster's video-on-demand portal went online, on which selected programs can be viewed free of charge for seven days after they were broadcast on TV. On October 14, 2013, the program concept was revised to strengthen the evening program. A new logo was designed for this. Since June 2019, Toggo and Toggolino have only shown their broadcast logo and the Super RTL logo is now a simple, no-frills lettering. On August 14, 2019, the broadcast concept was revised to differentiate it more from the Toggo and Toggolino program windows . A new logo was designed for this. The new logo will only be shown on TV at its own broadcast time.

Television program

From 6:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m., Super RTL only shows children's programs. This is broadcast under two umbrella brands, Toggolino and Toggo , with the former aimed at toddlers and the latter at school children, predominantly of primary school age. In the mornings there are series for smaller children, in the afternoon and early evening the program is aimed at school children. In addition, so-called family cartoons (cartoon films for the family) are broadcast on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15 pm .

For the Disney Channel on free TV , which will start on January 17, 2014 , programs from Disney production on Super RTL were discontinued on January 1, 2014. The broadcaster calls it "a kind of Independence Day" and means by that the greater scope for the implementation of own program ideas. After a preparation period of 18 months, Super RTL signed contracts with DreamWorks Animations and Warner Bros. to fill the midday and early evening broadcast times with other series.

There is no real night program, since between 0:30 and 6:00 only advertisements, interactive games and SMS messages or open fires can be seen in a loop. The three-hour call-in show Masterquiz was broadcast daily at night from January 2009 to April 2010 . The program was produced by the external service provider Mass Response, who is also responsible for the call-in programs for the stations Das Vierte , 3+ , Star TV (both Switzerland), VIVA Switzerland and ATV (Austria). The moderators of the master's quiz were Martin Scholz , Matthias Carras , Sandra Ahrabian , Agnes Zimmermann and Robert Schön. Since the program was canceled, Super RTL has been filling the night time with long-term commercials and a fireplace animation, which was also used in the early years.

On Toggo plus since July 4, 2016, the Toggo program has been broadcast with a time delay of one hour, starting at 6:00 a.m.


The main features of the logo have been around since September 7, 2008. The current corner logo is kept in shades of gray and transparent edges. An exception to this is July 14, 2014 , when the German flag was added to the logo , as recognition of the fourth world championship title of the German national soccer team at the 2014 World Cup . From midnight onwards, it was visible to the left of the broadcast logo for 24 hours.

The following logos are listed chronologically according to the program schedule (from 5:45 am Toggolino , from morning Toggo , from evening Super RTL Primetime ).

Day program "Toggo"

evening programme

HD version


Moderators Years moderated programs
current moderators
Benedikt Weber since 1998
Nina Moghaddam since 2002
Florian Ambrosius since 2005
  • Toggo United (2004-2006)
  • WOW - The Discovery Zone (2007-2012)
  • Toggo Total (2005-2006)
  • THE detectives in action (2009)
  • Fun Arena - The Crazy Game Show (2008)
  • Kibama (2008)
  • Super Toy Club (since 2017)
Dennie Klose 2005-2018
Vanessa Meisinger since 2013
Mark Schepp since 2013
  • WOW - The Discovery Zone (since 2013)
Inga Lessmann since 2013
Daniele Rizzo since 2013
former moderators
Birgit Lechtermann 1995-1997
  • The Super RTL family (1995–1997)
Dominik Schott 1995-1997
  • Star News (1995-1997)
Doris Soler 1995-1997
  • Disney News (1995-1997)
Matthias Krings 1998-1999
  • Great Metty! (1998–1999)
David Wilms 1999-2009
  • Super Toy Club (1999-2006)
  • Q-Boot - The Quiz (2002-2003)
  • Toggo Total (2005-2006)
  • Toggo Tour (2007-2009)
Paddy Kroetz 1999-2018
  • Paddy on Tour (1999)
  • Toggo TV (2002-2008)
  • Toggo Total (2005-2006)
  • Ready Paddy Show (2007)
Leonard Diepenbrock 2003-2008
  • Funny, lively: the best advertising hits in the world
Dirk Penkwitz 2003-2007
  • Full Total (2002-2005)
  • All hits! (2005-2007)
Marcus Werner 2003-2006
  • WOW - The Discovery Zone (2003-2006)
Andreas Bursche 2004
  • Toggo United (2004-2006)
Ulrike Scheffler 2005-2008
  • Full of Life (2005-2007)
  • Really fair! (2007-2008)
Boris Henn 2006
  • Eh! The camera trap (2006)
Lisa Feller 2006
  • Eh! The camera trap (2006)
Oliver Beerhenke 2007-2008
  • Webmix - the funniest thing on the Internet (2007–2008)
Henry Gründler 2007
  • Experimental - The Crazy Science Show (2007)
Pia Ampaw 2008
  • funny cute
  • Dragonfly TV
  • Kibama
Janina Schwarz 2008
  • Kibama (2008)

Market shares

Super RTL's market share among the total audience (from 3 years of age) and in the target group of 3 to 13 year olds in the years 1997 to 2013
year from 3 years 3–13 years
1996 02.1% k. A.
1997 02.3% k. A.
1998 02.9% k. A.
1999 02.8% k. A.
2000 02.8% k. A.
2001 02.8% k. A.
2002 02.4% k. A.
2003 02.7% k. A.
2004 02.7% k. A.
2005 02.8% 030.2%
2006 02.6% 027.5%
2007 02.6% 026.3%
2008 02.4% 023.2%
2009 02.5% 024.2%
2010 02.2% 022.8%
2011 02.2% 024.1%
2012 02.1% 023.2%
2013 01.9% 023.2%
2014 01.7% 019.7%
2015 01.8% 019.3%
2016 01.8% 020.6%
2017 01.6% 021.5%
2018 01.5% 022%
2019 01.5% 021.6%
average 02.3% 023.3%

3 to 13 years

Since 2005, Super RTL has published a market share in the target group of 3 to 13 year olds every year. From the start of broadcasting until December 2013, Super RTL was consistently in first place ahead of KiKA (20.1%) and Nickelodeon (9.2%). In 2015, Super RTL was at 19.3% and lost almost 11 percentage points compared to 2005. On the other hand, it was possible to maintain the level of the previous year. Only the period from 6:00 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. was considered.

A significant change has been noticeable in the market since January 2014 in particular. With the start of the new free-to-air Disney Channel, both Super RTL and the competition lost shares. In January 2014, Super RTL lost its market leadership among children's TV channels and has been alternating with KiKA ever since. This is followed by the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon.

From three years

Super RTL has been publishing its annual ratings since 1996. This is the first place among free-to-air children's channels in Germany (as of 2015). At the moment (as of 2015) Super RTL has a market share of 1.7% and for the first time since 1996 it has reached less than 2% of viewers. Compared to the previous year 2014, it gained 0.1% and undercut the value of 1996 with 0.3%.

other activities

Super RTL is a member of Media Smart . As part of the non-profit campaign Eyes on Advertising , the primary schools association provides free teaching material for third and fourth grades.

With the broadcast of the series Pep & Pebber - Helden privat , Super RTL supports the platform nutrition and exercise, an initiative to prevent obesity in children and adolescents in Germany.

Toggo radio

Toggo Radio logo

Since June 15, 2020, Super RTL has been operating the all-day Internet radio station Toggo Radio for children, which can be received via the Toggo app, the Toggo website, radio aggregators and smart speakers .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b Entry in the KEK database ( memento of the original from February 22, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. CLT-UFA at
  3. RTL DISNEY television (as operator of SUPER RTL ) at
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  5. Audience shares in 2019 in percent. (PDF) AGF Video Research, January 1, 2019, accessed January 30, 2020 .
  6. Info for parents on . Retrieved on July 9, 2012.  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@ 2Template: Toter Link /  
  7. Super RTL not market leader for the first time in 16 years
  8. Super RTL brings back market leadership
  9. Series of records: RTL Nitro for the first time before DMAX
  10. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland grew in the first quarter of 2016 and looked back on a successful March. Corporate communication Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, April 1, 2016 (in:
  11. Bertelsmann sells Scoyo to SuperRTL. ( Memento of the original from December 3, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Süddeutsche Zeitung, December 15, 2009 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  12. Super RTL is equipping itself with a new prime time design.
  13. DWDL de GmbH: Super RTL is giving its prime time a new look. Retrieved August 16, 2019 .
  14. DWDL de GmbH: Super RTL is giving its prime time a new look. Retrieved August 16, 2019 .
  15. Super RTL is looking forward to its “Independence Day”., November 13, 2013
  16. Independence Day in January - Super RTL arises. Tagesspiegel, November 14, 2013
  17. Super RTL starts timeshift channel Toggo plus on on March 15, 2016
  18. Andreas Bursche in the entry for the broadcast on
  19. Alexander Krei: The annual market shares of the small transmitters 2019. In: January 2, 2020, accessed June 11, 2020 .
  20. The market shares of Super RTL among 3 to 13 year olds in the annual overview 2005–2013
  21. The market shares (from 3 years) of Super RTL in an overview of the year 1997–2011 ( memento of the original of December 8, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 52 kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  22. The detailed overview of the market shares (from 3 years) of Super RTL in 2013 ( memento of the original from March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 254 kB) @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  23. ^ Official website of Toggo Radio
  24. Meedia: Super RTL launches digital radio station for children with Toggo Radio
  25. For the 25th anniversary of the station - SUPER RTL starts with TOGGO Radio
  26. It starts on June 15th - Super RTL presents details of the new "Toggo Radio"
  27. Toggo Radio starts its moderated program on Monday
  28. Deutschlandfunk: Toggo Radio - RTL starts a new channel for children