'Inside Combat Rescue' Becomes National Geographic Channel's Highest Rated New Series of 2012-2013 Season

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March 27th, 2013

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Series That Embedded For the First Time in History with Pararescue Men

on Front Lines in Afghanistan Averaged P25-54 0.5 Across Six Premiere Episodes 


(Washington, D.C. – March 27, 2013) National Geographic Channel’s (NGC) INSIDE COMBAT RESCUE – which joins Pararescuemen or PJs on the front lines in Afghanistan – closed out its run as the channel’s highest-rated new series for the 2012-13 TV season. The series averaged P25-54 0.5 across six premiere telecasts, and earned a P25-54 0.4 for its finale this past Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m.  The premiere episode, Visions of War, which kicked off on Monday, February 18, is still one of NGC’s Top 10 most watched premiere telecasts with total viewers P2+ for 2013.


INSIDE COMBAT RESCUE takes viewers inside the harrowing world of the brave airmen who put their lives on the line so, as their motto says, “that others may live.” It was the first time in history that the United States Air Force allowed cameras to follow these highly skilled airmen, with advanced medical training, to war. From heroic acts of bravery in the field to training, pranks and comradery back at base, the series offers a 360-degree view of this band of brothers. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com and follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NGC_PR.


INSIDE COMBAT RESCUE is produced for National Geographic Channel by National Geographic Television. For National Geographic Television, series producer is Jared McGilliard, supervising producer/editor is John Collin Jr., and executive producers are Ted Duvall and Jerry Decker. For National Geographic Channel, executive producer is Richard Wells, vice president of production and development is Charlie Parsons, executive vice president of programming is Michael Cascio and president is Howard T. Owens.



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    I Just Wanted To Say That This Is Probably The Most Emotionally Moving Show I Have Ever Watched. Every time I Sit Down To Watch These Young Men/Soldiers Risk Their Lives, I Am Overcome With Emotion…..It Makes Me So Proud That These Young Men Sacrifice So Much….Being Away From Their Families And Their Wives And Young Children. Every One Of These Soldiers Are God Damn Heroes In My Eyes And As A Father To A 6 Year Old Son, I Just Wanted To Thank Every Young Man/Soldier/Hero In This Program For Providing Such Great Role Models To Our Children. I Am So God Damn Proud Of Each And Every One Of You And Don’t Think For A Second That What You Are Doing Is Not Making A Difference. In A Time Of War And Conflict, You Young Men Show The Best In All Of Us…..And From The Bottom Of My Heart, I Want To Thank Every Single One Of You….Thank You….My Heroes.

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