Archives for February, 2012

Beyond the Puck – Episode 1 – It’s here!

We’ve officially launched the first episode of our new (and the National Geographic Channels’ first!) web original series, Beyond the Puck. The web series features Andrew Ference, who is an eco-warrior, an ice hockey defenseman for the Bruins and a Stanley Cup Champion. It gives an inside look at one hockey player’s life and his…

If You Could Send One Final Tweet to a Loved One, What Would it Say?

Tonight is an all-new episode of Doomsday Preppers at 9P e/p. But it’s also Valentine’s Day. What better way to show your loved one you care than to prep for  survival in the event of a natural disaster or societal collapse? But what if the world as we know it really was coming to an…

Valentine’s Day Weird Love

For most, today is a day to celebrate love with flowers and chocolates. For others, it is a day celebrated in a less traditional manner. Say, with their car or the Berlin Wall. Others display their affection by way of polyamory, through wife swapping (or stealing), or even behind and between bars. So whether you’re showering…

Doomsday Preppers: Back to the Stone Age

In the third installment of Doomsday Preppers: Back to the Stone Age, we meet three preppers who have made big investments for a coming Doomsday. Phoenix dad Tim Ralston has built a business catering to the survival-minded set.  Colorado computer programmer Preston White says he has invested more than $40,000 into collecting over 11,000 seeds,…

The Wild Mississippi Blog Carnival

Mark Twain once said, the Mississippi River is a “wonderful book with a new story to tell every day.” Well, Nat Geo WILD spent an entire year exploring the length of North America’s longest and greatest waterway in Wild Mississippi and we can tell you the man was NOT exaggerating. We gave a few of…

NG Channels Viewer Favorites Week of Jan 30, 2012

This week on National Geographic Channel, NGC saw significant growth against the Superbowl, up 17% from our ratings against last year’s broadcast.  Impressive for our channel since the Superbowl was the most viewed program in television history.  NGC did not quite crack that record, but we’re happy regardless.  Alaska State Troopers claimed the top 7…

Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories

Get ready for the premiere of the first U.S. documentary detailing the cruise ship disaster in a moment-by-moment account, told primarily through the eyes of those who experienced it. We will weave together in-depth stories from passengers and staff on board as well as Coast Guard rescuers with stunning home video (some never before seen…

Twitter Round-Up: Doomsday #Preppers Made Me Say…

Hope you all enjoyed the premiere of Doomsday Preppers! While you were closely watching the show, I was scouring the interwebs (more specifically the Twitter-webs) to see what people had to say during the two episodes that premiered last night. More than 5,000 viewers tweeted about the show last night and more than 1,000 of…

Prepping 101: The 10 Principles of Preparedness

Last night’s premiere of Doomsday Preppers got you thinking your emergency preparedness plans are somewhat lacking? We thought it might. Our resident gourmet prepper Kellene Bishop has put together an introductory lesson to the word of prepping. And big thanks to Kellene for live-tweeting during her episode last night! She provided great insight and behind-the-scenes…

The Results Are In: Is It The End Of The World As We Know it? Survey Says!

With tsunamis, earthquakes and financial concerns dominating the headlines over the past year, National Geographic Channel partnered with Kelton Research to conduct a survey gauging Americans’ preparedness levels and mind-set related to a potential “Doomsday” scenario. With the premiere of Doomsday Preppers tonight at 9 p.m., it seemed like an appropriate time to share the…