This week, Brazil accompanied the tragedy in the Brumadinho region, in Minas Gerais. Peak still on Friday, 25, introduced the tragedy until it gave no more in its programming. The channel was in the air all the time bringing the first information on the subject.
In the late afternoon of Monday, January 28, authorities counted 60 dead and more than 200 missing people.
While many people still mourn the deaths of relatives, a television record can celebrate the fact that there is a record hitting breaking audiences every afternoon.
Tragedy in Brumadinho won space in a number of record programs
The journalistic investment made a record of the audience filming on Friday with coverage of the Brumadinho tragedy (MG). The station crews were the first to reach the scene of the tragedy, closing the average higher than normal.
The broadcaster closed the average of the day with 8.0 points in Sao Paulo. It is almost 20% from 6.8 points recorded in the previous four sixties. However, this is not the only record that has made a good against such a bad scenario for a national scene. Na Globo, Jornal Nacional also grew 16% with coverage of the tragedy at Minas Gerais.
Coverage of the tragedy provoked criticism in social networks. Peak and Glob had been accused of sensationalism for so long in the air. Some journalists have even become the subject of online conversations because they are supposed to be without compassion for the interviewees.