I have posted the link to the program (and some screen shots) already on 22nd December here
The program was shown this year on 22nd December and the viewer rating was 1 061 000.
Tv-toppen_ ”På spåret” lockade flest igen - Sydsvenskan
The program of 2018 was shown on 1st January this year and the viewer rating was 1 028 000.
På spåret_ kör över nyårsprogrammen - Sydsvenskan
So, the 2019 program had a little more viewers.
Sandra Wejbro wrote at Aftonbladet about "Året med kungafamiljen" (and a little of TV4's "Kungahuset 2019" and the Republican Association)
The court's PR machine is skilled - and gets help from public service
The camera follows King Carl Gustaf through the Palace, from his point of view we look out over the courtyard and when the family arrives they are kindly kissed. Swedish "The crown" opens grand.
In 2019 Sweden took a big step closer to the republic, states the Republican Association in its annual summary. None of this is noticeable in "The Året med kungafamiljen 2019" (SVT Play).
The chronicle begins just as cinematic as described above. Possibly, the competitor channel's "Kungahuset 2019" (TV4) has forced a higher level of ambition, where the encyclopedic enumeration of state visits had to stand back for a harder selection. In short - in TV4 you get more, but SVT makes it look better in terms of image. I think the filmmakers are not completely unaffected by the British queen soap "The crowns" (Netflix) success.
Parallel to the royalist pomp, which all conservatives are sure to get a little extra heartbeat from, the production of the royal family runs so sympathetically that even the vast majority of Swedes probably melt.
How nice is it not to see a little South African girl climb on Queen Silvia or Prince Daniel on a hospital visit with a boy who got a kidney donated by his mother (he got one of his dad himself)? All the royals have chosen heartfelt issues to fight for, where Crown Princess Victoria's commitment to the climate and role as UN ambassador for the global goals of sustainable development are perhaps the most political. Throw in a couple of very cute, playful children like Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar and after an hour, even the hardest cynic has been converted to a newly saved royalist.
As neither SVT nor TV4 offer any counterweight to the portrayal of the royal house's excellence, I began to search for one myself. The Republican Association, which works for the role of head of state to be elected by election, highlights the king's decision to exclude all grandchildren except Estelle and Oscar from the royal house as a success. This means that they are neither part of apanage nor have any royal duties.
The family says it is a natural and undramatic step. Princess Sofia objects to the expression that the children are now given their "freedom", because that would mean that they themselves do not see themselves as "free".
Another Republican victory, according to the association's annual summary, is Thomas Lyrevik's book ”Den kungliga kleptokratin” about the king's secret billions, mainly consisting of jewels and art in various collections and foundations. The Marshal of the Realm Fredrik Wersäll responded to the accusations in the Expressen by admitting that the wealth is probably enormous, but that it is irrelevant since it is a cultural heritage that the royal family themselves would never disperse or embody themselves.
You can think of what you want about that promise, but as long as the court's own skilled PR-machine gets help from both public service and commercial media, the vision of a future republic appears increasingly unlikely.
Wejbro om ”Året med kungafamiljen” i SVT _ Aftonbladet