via press release:


Ranked #1 show on cable for the night in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49

In its 4th week of season 4 premieres on Sunday, January 2 at 9pm ET, HISTORY’s acclaimed logging series, AX MEN, posted a series high – making it the #1 ratings delivery of all time for the series in total viewers, Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

The January 2 episode of AX MEN logged:

  • Total Viewers: 3.4 million
  • Adults 25-54: 1.8 million
  • Adults 18-49: 1.8  million

In addition, AX MEN was ranked the #1 show on cable for the night in Adults 25-54 and Adults 18-49.

The intrepid AX MEN are back, with three new crews and five returning favorites, risking their lives in an all-new race to be “King of the Mountain.” Falling trees, bone-crushing equipment, human error, freak accidents, hungry predators, brutal forces of nature… it’s all in a day’s work for generations of loggers who have jeopardized their lives to provide America with the timber it needs. Season four of the acclaimed series premiered Sunday, December 12 at 9pm ET on HISTORY, and new episodes air Sunday’s at 10pm ET thereafter.

AX MEN is produced for HISTORY by Original Productions. Executive producers for HISTORY are David McKillop and Russ McCarroll. Executive producers for Original Productions are Thom Beers and Philip Segal.

HISTORY® and HISTORY HD® are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network’s program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, The Universe, Ice Road Truckers, Chasing Mummies, Top Shot and Pawn Stars, as well as acclaimed specials including America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America, Moonshot and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, eight Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor’s Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network’s Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network’s latest initiative connecting America’s schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.

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