Throwback to 2020

This turbulent 2020 is getting ready to say goodbye, leaving the stage to a 2021 full of hope and new beginnings. But why don’t we take a moment to reflect on the entire year?

Certainly, COVID-19 was all around the news, but if we would tell you that there was more than that? With our advanced AI technology detecting topics, faces and emotions in video, we went over the full 2020 to discover what were in the TV News the hottest topics, who were the most popular public figures and a lot more.

Curious? Have a look with us!


1| Who were the trending people of 2020 on Dutch Television?


2| Overall in 2020, what were the most trending topics?



3| What is the evolution of the trending topics during the year?

The percentages show the proportional popularity of a topic per month. A score of 100% means the most popular topic of the month; the topics that follow are relative to the most popular topic.


4| Which part of the world was the most in the news in 2020?



5| Which part of the world was the most in the news throughout 2020?


Internal source: Dutch TV News 2020

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