Finding Bigfoot Shows Ratings Increase After Season 2 Premiere

By Jessica Grabert 2012-01-04 16:19:34 discussion comments
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In its first season, Animal Planetís Finding Bigfoot earned decent ratings for the normally under-watched network, pulling in an average of 1.1 million viewers, which is on par with the numbers Oprahís Next Chapter did for its premiere over at OWN. 1.1 million viewers was certainly enough to get Finding Bigfoot picked up for a second season. Now, that second season is looking even more on the up and up.

Season 2 of Finding Bigfoot premiered Sunday, January 1 to 1.6 million viewers. According to THR, those numbers are particularly strong in the 25-54 demographic, which should help the network with advertising. Plus, those numbers are the second best Animal Planet has seen for a season opener, following River Monsters.

If you are into legend and lore, Finding Bigfoot might be right up you alley. The documentary series follows a team of three dudes and a chick as they try to prove Bigfoot is the real deal. The group frequently uses night vision technology, which is always good for atmosphere. The whole enterprise is only tarnished a little by the pop-up fact device a lot of the shows on Animal Planet use to toss some added information onto the screen. It might be all right for five minutes on VH1, but it works a lot less well on an hour long program. Plus, the pop-ups on Finding Bigfoot really arenít overly interesting. You can check out an idea of what youíll be getting into, sans pop-ups, below.



Finding Bigfoot airs on Animal Planet Sundays at 10 p.m. ET.
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