Federal election 2021 on TV and live stream: an overview of the most important TV dates for the 2021 federal election

The federal election will take place on September 26, 2021. In the almost two weeks until then, there are still some TV appointments for the chancellor candidates. All programs with candidates for chancellor and top candidates from other parties before the federal election on September 26 can be found here.

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The TV triall from ARD and ZDF brought more than eleven million in front of the screen on Sunday evening. The trio was already the second big one in the 2021 federal election campaign. On August 29, the RTL trio hosted by Pinar Atalay and Peter Kloeppel had about 5.6 million viewers on RTL and ntv together. A third triall (with Linda Zervakis and Claudia von Brauchitsch) is planned for September 19 on ProSieben, Sat.1 and Kabel eins.

Until election Sunday, in addition to the last TV triall, there will be various special programs and discussions on the TV program. You can find an overview of the most important programs for the Bundestag election here.

The TV-Trielle for the federal election in live stream and TV

September 19 at 8:15 p.m .: TV-Triell on ProSieben, Sat.1 and Kabel 1 (live stream on Joyn.de) (moderation: Linda Zervakis and Claudia von Brauchitsch)

ProSieben, Sat.1 and Kabel 1 in the live stream (display)

Further TV appearances by the Chancellor candidates:

September 15 at 8.15 p.m .: ProSieben Bundestag election show with Olaf Scholz (live stream on Joyn.de)

September 15 at 8.15 p.m .: ARD election arena with Armin Laschet (live stream)

ARD im Live-Stream (Anzeige)

Further broadcasts on the federal election 2021 in live stream and TV

September 23 at 8:15 p.m .: Large panel discussion of the top candidates from all parties represented in the Bundestag on ARD and ZDF

ZDF in live stream (advertisement)

Special broadcasts on election Sunday

Special programs are planned for election on election Sunday. In addition to the regular news programs, which of course also report on the federal election, there is the following special program.


Both ARD and ZDF are planning a special program on election Sunday with background reports, interviews, forecasts and projections as well as analyzes of the federal election, the election to the Berlin House of Representatives and the state election in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. On ARD, the special programs start at 5.15 p.m. On ZDF already at 5 p.m.

The “Berliner Runde” with the chairmen and top candidates of the major parties will run on both channels from 8.15 p.m. Rainald Becker (ARD) and Peter Frey (ZDF) will moderate.

RTL / n-tv

On RTL and n-tv, election Sunday starts at 12 noon with the program “New Start for Germany – Election Day”. At 5 pm the program “New Start for Germany – The Decision” starts with projections, interviews and background reports.


There will also be a special broadcast for Sat.1 on September 26th. The first projections and analyzes will be shown from 5:55 p.m.

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