NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of Feb 6, 2012

This week on National Geographic Channel, the end of the world took over as Doomsday Preppers set ratings records for NGC.  Our highest rated telecasts on a Tuesday night in the 11 year history of the network.  4 of the top 10 spots this week were Doomsday Preppers, we’ve been really excited about the conversation the show has driven here on the blog as well.  Its an important topic that has a lot of people re-thinking their own lives.  The Italian Cruise Ship Disaster premiere on Sunday night also did well for us, #3 for the week and rounding out the top 5 was the premiere of Alaska State Troopers on Sunday along with the Explorer special: The Man Who Could Fly.

On Nat Geo Wild, it was Ole’ Miss and Cesar Milan driving the ratings, probably a sentence I thought I would never write.  Our premiere of Wild Mississippi did very well for Wild, grabbing the top 3 spots for the week in our ratings.  The next 4 belong to the Dog Whisperer as Cesar continues to perform well for us on Saturday nights.


  1. Ryan
    February 21, 2012, 8:49 pm

    I knew this show would be a hit. There are a lot of us that are prepared that really don’t come across as so crazy, not that all of these people do, but preparing to be able to survive without society in tact is fun and educational. I am proud that I can take care of my family no matter what happens and I am teaching my son many of the skills that we have lost over the years due to technology.

  2. J. McGuire
    New Mexico
    February 26, 2012, 9:46 pm

    I have a concern about an upcoming program called “Diggers.” Specifically, myself and other cultural stewards are greatly concerned about the lack of scientific rigor in uncovering these cultural resources. Please reconsider airing this program as it will encourage people to loot and pilfer artifacts from public land, which is a federal crime for good reason. Just because this show may show looting occurring on private property does not make the actions of the producers any less deplorable. To produce for entertainment a show that openly encourages looting for profit is to encourage the wholesale destruction of our shared cultural heritage. Please cancel any and all plans to air this program. Thank you.

  3. Bob
    February 29, 2012, 3:53 am

    I have been a member of National Geographic for many years, and have always been proud of the magazine and TV network. However, I just watched the premier of Diggers, and I must say I’m ashamed to even be associated with an organization that would glorify looting the Nation’s heritage in the shameful way being promoted on that show..