Showtime Series Losing Germany’s Battle of the ‘Borgias’

Jeremy Irons is losing the battle of the Borgias in Germany, with ratings for Showtime’s period drama a fraction of those for Tom Fontana’s similarly themedBorgia in the territory.The Borgias, directed by Neil Jordanand starring Irons as the unscrupulous "bad pope" Rodrigo Borgia, drew just 2.2 million viewers on its German debut on commercial network Pro7. Fontana’s Borgia, which stars The Wire’s John Dorman as Rodrigo, pulled an audience of 6.21 million in its German series debut on pubweb ZDF last month. Read More....


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