All through its airing on DR1, 1864 has been the subject of heavy debates and criticism from the local media, politicians and historians. “We were expecting debates but were rather surprised by the continuous bashing,” said producer Peter Bose to nordiskfilmogtvfond.com. “Our goal was to tell a story, create a fiction based on historical facts, but everyone has had a view on how the series should look.“
Bose feels the tough response to 1864 has inevitably affected TV viewings but he is still highly satisfied with the overall audience response. The historical series has had an average viewing of 1,350,000, 51% share and 3.8 likability rate (out of 5). Average online viewing on top has been around 100,000
Miso Film’s other prime time series Dicte Season 2 starring Iben Hjejle as crime reporter Dicte Svendsen received the highest likability rate ever for a Danish fiction series on TV2 with 4.4 out of 5, on par with The Bridge Season 2 shown on DR1 in 2013. The opening season of Dicte had an average likability of 4.3. Dicte Season 2’s average viewing on TV2 was 836,000 and its share 37%. Average online viewing was an extra 100,000.
According to Bose, a third season is now on its way.