HISTORY'S(R) HOT COMPETITION SERIES 'FORGED IN FIRE'
HITS ALL-TIME RATINGS HIGHS IN KEY DEMOS
NETWORK ANNOUNCES TWENTY EPISODE ORDER
New York, NY - November 3, 2016 - On the heels of HISTORY's(R) hit competition series "Forged In Fire" exhibiting growth across key demographics during season three including +11% in Adults 18-49 and +13% in Adults 25-54 in Live+3 viewing, the network has ordered twenty additional episodes. During the 10 episode third season, "Forged in Fire" was a top five nonfiction cable series on Tuesday nights in Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and garnered 1.58 million total viewers in Live +3 delivery, making it the series' most-watched season. Additionally, the median age for viewership has dropped four years since the series began.
"At a time when the television landscape is as crowded as it has ever been we are proud to celebrate the success of 'Forged In Fire' as it continues to showcase ratings growth from season to season," said Paul Cabana, Executive Vice President and Head of Programming of HISTORY. "The viewer response is a true testament to the series' ability to showcase the ingenuity and spirit needed to bring this ancient craft to life each week."
FORGED IN FIRE is a cutting-edge competition series where the most talented bladesmiths in the world test their mettle as they create many of history's most iconic edged weapons, from the Japanese katana to the tribal Hunga Munga to the Scottish Claymore. FORGED IN FIRE is produced for HISTORY by Outpost Entertainment, a Leftfield Entertainment company. Jodi Flynn, David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost Entertainment. Tim Healy and Jim Pasquarella are executive producers for HISTORY.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate features a roster of signature series including "Pawn Stars," "American Pickers," "The Curse of Oak Island," "Alone" as well as the hit drama series "Vikings." The HISTORY website is located at history.com. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/history and Facebook at facebook.com/history.