BBC/ PBS WILD ALASKA viewing figures and critics

BBC/ PBS WILD ALASKA viewing figures and critics

24th July 2017

Live Event Television is a tried and tested way to woo an audience with an appointment to view - and our US counterparts are buying into the idea. In July Nat Geo launched a new venture with Plimsoll with 'Earth Live' . The show was Nat Geo’s highest ever rated special, and is their biggest hit ever on social media [they were trending no.2 in the world on Twitter during the broadcast] In just two territories alone, it was watched by 8.9 million viewers; this will rise when all the other territories are accounted for [it will ultimately be shown in 170 countries].  Meanwhile, PBS - continued their partnership with BBC( that started last year with Big Blue Live,) began their 3 part Alaska Live extravaganza.

 

The three-parter, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and US broadcaster PBS, pipped the 5m (27.1%) who tuned in for Big Blue Live in the same slot

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