via press release:
HISTORY’S Two New Hit Series
ALONE and FORGED IN FIRE
Deliver Four Consecutive Weeks of Growth
ALONE #1 Cable Program
Thursdays 10 p.m. Among Men 25-54
New York, NY – July 23, 2015 – HISTORY® is turning up the heat this summer with four consecutive weeks of ratings momentum and double digit growth for its two new series launches – ALONE and FORGED IN FIRE. After five weeks, ALONE, is up across all key demographics compared to its Live +SD premiere: +42% in A18-49, +40% in A25-54 and +32% in Total Viewers. The series is averaging 2.3 million Total Viewers, 1 million A25-54 and 829,000 A18-49 over five telecasts in Live +3 delivery. ALONE is the #1 cable program in its Thursdays at 10 p.m. time slot among M25-54.
After five weeks, FORGED IN FIRE has also gained double digit growth across all key demographics compared to its Live +SD premiere: +74% in A25-54, +73% in A18-49 and +32% in Total Viewers. FORGED IN FIRE is averaging 1.4 million Total Viewers, 595,000 A25-54 and 552,000 A18-49 over four telecasts in Live +3 Delivery.
ALONE places ten hardcore survivalists alone in the Vancouver Island wilderness – no camera crew, no teams, no producers – on a single mission to stay alive. Carrying only what they can fit in a backpack, the survivalists are completely separated from one another in harsh, unforgiving terrain to hunt, build shelters and fend off predators. ALONE is the ultimate test of man’s will to survive. ALONE is produced for HISTORY by Leftfield Pictures.
FORGED IN FIRE is a cutting-edge competition series where the most talented bladesmiths in the world test their mettle as they create many of history’s most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the medieval broadsword to ancient throwing blades like the Chakram. FORGED IN FIRE is produced for HISTORY by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company.
HISTORY®, now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network’s all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers®, American Restoration™, Ax Men™, Counting Cars™, Pawn Stars® and Swamp People® as well as HISTORY®’s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America, Houdini, Sons of Liberty and the Emmy® Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us® and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY® website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY®’s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.