8.5 Million Viewers Tuned in to Watch Les Enfoirés

The recent concert “Enfoirés 2024, we are 35 years old!” organized by Les Restos du Coeur was a massive hit, drawing in 8.5 million viewers on TF1, marking the best audience in three years, as per Médiamétrie data. This special anniversary edition reached a peak of 9.1 million viewers, with an overall audience share of 46%, a record for eight years, according to TF1.

The musical extravaganza, filmed in Bordeaux, not only brought together long-time supporters who have answered Coluche’s call since 1985 but also featured new faces like Santa, Claudia Tagbo, Gaëtan Roussel, and Ycare. The funds raised from this event will go towards providing meals to those in need through Restos du Coeur. Purchasing a CD or DVD of the concert equates to providing 17 meals to the organization, which is currently conducting its 39th major national collection aimed at receiving 9,000 tonnes of donations.

Despite the success of the event, the challenges faced by Restos du Coeur remain significant. Last year, the organization supported 1.3 million individuals, accounting for 35% of food aid in France. The increasing demand for assistance has strained the association both operationally and financially, leading to a reduction in the number of beneficiaries this winter. President Patrice Douret anticipates distributing between 165 and 168 million meals this year, a slight decrease from previous years.

As Restos du Coeur continues its crucial work, the support and generosity of the public remain essential in combating food insecurity and providing assistance to those in need.