Top Non-Fiction Shows Week of 10.29.12

I didn’t hurry up posting this week’s top shows because Seal Team 6: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden was the 2nd most viewed show in NGC history, or because it was a top 5 broadcast in cable on Sunday night.   No, I hurried and posted this to rub it into our friends at other channels.  Not really, we’re very proud of this film, the first time we’ve aired a theatrical movie on the channel and it blew away our expectations.  Our sneak preview of the new season of Doomsday Preppers also did well for us, that season begins on November 13.

Over on Wild, Dr. Pol continues his winning ways, even in repeats (new episodes coming soon!!!) along with some beautiful natural history specials: Alaska’s Denali National Park and Wild Alaska.  I wonder if there’s a Dr. Pol equivalent in Alaska (Dr. Pol is in Michigan, and having grown up there, its cold, but it might as well be Miami compared to Alaska)

Discovery’s Gold Rush continues to perform well on Friday nights, which is Discovery’s new favorite night.  When Moonshiners premieres (this week, I believe), it will be interesting to see if Discovery viewers are more interested in gold or moonshine, those are the only options over there.  Much broader options await viewers on Travel Channel – Ghosts or…well, its just ghosts.  History continues to see success with Men Who Built America and of course their perennial leaders Pawn Stars and American Restoration.  I wonder if those men who built America are okay with the guys who are pawning it… Just a question.



Top Shows Week of 10/29/12 – 11/04/12


  1. Joe
    November 7, 2012, 7:35 am

    Terrible pro-Obama biased decision to run Seal Team Six on tthe weekend before the election. The funding came from Weinstein, a huge Obama supporter and a multi-millionaire. Don’t tell me this was a coincidence. Nat Geo should be above politics.

    • Brad
      November 7, 2012, 9:59 am

      I certainly won’t likely convince you on this blog, but the decision to run it around the election was viewership, not politics. You can read more in this article. We have a long history of producing and running films and documentaries on these topics and aren’t motivated by politics, we’re motivated by our viewers.

  2. marvin ford
    wadsworth, nevada
    November 11, 2012, 1:12 am

    The seal team program might have been a good time except for having to delete all of the stinking ads that totally ruined the program. Recommend by passing the ad

  3. marvin ford
    November 11, 2012, 1:16 am

    Poorly put together. Could not tell show from ads. More ads than show. All a for or Navy Seal, I was appauled on how it was presented.

  4. marvin ford
    November 11, 2012, 1:17 am

    Tuppical cover up by ng

  5. superiorgrpllc
    November 14, 2012, 11:49 pm