The 13th time is the charm. After trying for 258 programs, and staying in 12 times one word to complete the Rosco, the Canary Pablo Diaz, the participant longest on the history of ‘Pasapalabra’ worldwide has taken, in the program broadcast tonight on Thursday, the coveted boat: a whopping 1,829,000 euros. That is the value of a word that contained the ‘x’, ‘dux’, which is how it is called in the republics of Venice and Genoa, prince or magistrate. In case you didn’t know. A nice ‘settlement’ for the services provided in a year of participation in the program, since the young man from Tenerife began his career in the contest of Antena 3 on June 26, 2020.
Although Díaz does not hold the record for taking the largest jackpot in the history of the program, since he is listed as the third in the ‘ranking‘(headed by Eduardo Benito and David Leo García), the 24-year-old violinist is the contestant who longer has lasted in the contest (and by far, since the second in that list participated, between 2018 and 2019, in 168 programs), and has achieved goals for which he will be highly remembered.
Tonight their confrontation is over with Javier Dávila from Salamanca, his last and fiercest opponent, with whom he has played 76 duels (although his record was achieved with Luis de Lama, since there were 84), surpassing other famous duelists of ‘Pasapalabra‘: Orestes Barbero and Jero Hernández, who battled each other 75 times. Díaz’s triumph acquires even more value due to the fact that Dávila is a veteran in contests, such as ‘Saber y gana’ and ‘Pasapalabra’ by Mediaset.
Chronicle of an announced triumph
The chain had been heating up the atmosphere for two weeks (just as long as the Tenerife victory could have recorded). Started last week broadcasting a video in which the contestant was seen one word from completing the Rosco and 50 seconds of time to achieve it. Last week, it was Pablo Motos who stoked suspicions when announcing that today he would have a surprise guest, something he had not done in the 15 years of the program.
And on Tuesday, these already became convictions: the chain announced a double broadcast of ‘Pasapalabra’, the usual space and a Special Pasapalabra, something that had already made in 2016 with the pot from another of his contests, ‘Boom!’, and, Motos revealed that Díaz was the surprise guest of a delivery of ‘El hormiguero’ issued for the first time with a delayed schedule.
The ‘boat’ of Atresmedia
Not only Díaz takes an important pot. Atresmedia You are also in luck, because since you recovered the contest in May 2020 (it was broadcast for the first time on Antena 3 in July 2000, but that month of 2007 it passed into the hands of Tele 5), it has not stopped giving you joy, since it is leader of the afternoons. This 2021 has achieved an average of 24.5% screen share Y 3,166,000 viewers. And the Rosco moment has achieved an average share of 28% and the number of viewers rises to 4,147,000, which makes it the absolute leader in its time slot.
The figures of a triumph
The passage of Pablo Díaz by ‘Pasapalabra’ will be remembered by viewers, because, despite his youth, he has reached some milestones that are already among the program’s records
Is he third in the ‘ranking’ of larger amount of pot. The largest was 2,190,000 and the second, 1,866,000.
Have record of permanence in the program with 259 days. The second was 128 programs and the third, 127.
On 12 times He has come one word away from completing the Rosco, has won the program 145 times and tied 69.
In 2017 it became the youngest contestant of the history of the program by participating in the ‘Pasapalabra’ of Mediaset with 19 years.