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Would you watch a live broadcast of a seven-hour train trip? How about a weeklong cruise ship or hours of a fire burning in a fireplace? These might seem like unlikely candidates for primetime programming, especially in today's landscape of viral videos and on-demand viewing, but they're part of a hit phenomenon in Norway known as "slow TV."
Next up for slow TV: an evening of minute-by-minute knitting, Time Magazine reports.
In 2009, public broadcaster NRK aired "Bergensbanen," a program documenting a seven-hour train journey across the country from Oslo to Bergen, in primetime. The show was surprisingly successful, and a new Scandinavian reality TV trend was born.
More than 3 million viewers (more than half of Norway's population of 5 million), tuned in for "Hurtigruten: Minutt for Minutt," a five-day live 2011 broadcast of a cruise ship traveling up the Norwegian west coast, according to Time.
According to the Wall Street Journal, NRK is also considering a 24-hour live feed of construction workers building a digital clock out of wood.
It seems like Norwegian television executives are trying to come up with the most boring ideas possible, so why are they breaking ratings records?