‘REFERENDUM’ is an original format of BNT. It was launched in 2008 and since then it has been recognised as one of the most successful projects in the field of publicity formats. It is a public talk show with audience and a real sociological data broadcast live. It is a weekly show where the most up-to-date problems from political, social, economic and cultural life are being picked up. The public’s evaluation of the decisions that has been taken is made by a real time sociological research The slogan of the show is “One problem, two ideas and people’s vote”.
Within the one hour clash the two opposing teams have an equal number of contestants and equal time limit to support and prove their ideas and concepts.
The anchor, Dobrina Chershmedzhieva, observes and controls the rules, moderates the discussion and provokes the contestants by using preliminary sociological data. She is also in direct contact with the viewers from the social network thus providing the contestants with some of their questions.
The representative sociologic group called the GRAND JURY follows the live show and votes at the end. Members of this representative sociologic group are people from all over the country who have been selected in order to present the population profile – representatives of different gender, education and ethnicity groups, place of living – small towns, villages, big cities, etc.
Airing Day: Tuesday
Airing Time: 21:00
Duration: 55 minutes