or


[06/04/08 - 01:33 PM]
Discovery Channel's the Alaska Experiment Finishes Season Strong
Plus: Les Stroud will host "The Alaska Experiment: Back from the Wild," which airs on Tuesday, June 10 at 10:00/9:00c.

[via press release from Discovery]

DISCOVERY CHANNEL'S THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT FINISHES SEASON STRONG

-- Premiering June 10th, SURVIVORMAN'S Les Stroud Hosts 'THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT: BACK FROM THE WILD' Giving Viewers Insight into Volunteers' Three-Month Experience --

(Silver Spring, Md.) � The first season of Discovery Channel's THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT finished strong with the final episode, airing Tuesday, June 3rd at 10 PM ET/PT, garnering 1.7 million viewers. Overall, the series averaged a P2+ delivery of over 1.8 million viewers and significantly improved its timeslot delivery compared to the six weeks prior to air among P2+ (17%) and P25-54 (23%).

Building on the success of the series, Discovery Channel will air a one-hour special THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT: BACK FROM THE WILD on Tuesday, June 10th at 10 PM ET/PT. This special, hosted by Les Stroud of Discovery Channel's SURVIVORMAN, gives viewers an insight into the trials and tribulations of the people who volunteered to live for nearly three months in one of the harshest environments on earth � the Alaskan wilderness.

The experience was life-changing for the participants, all of whom said they had no regrets about the decision to participate and would do it again if asked. One couple was so moved by the experience, after returning home they quit their office jobs and plan to move back to Alaska to live full-time.

THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT is a dramatic and visceral series that pits Man against Nature in an epic struggle. Diverse teams are placed in four different, challenging landscapes and equipped with basic food stuffs and equipment, but to survive, they need to learn to hunt, fish, and cut their own firewood. Through tests that provide real data including, weight, body mass index, blood sugars, cholesterol, ketosis, and stress, viewers follow how the teams physically and psychologically change in this nearly three-month struggle against nature.

People interested in putting their survival skills to the test in America's last frontier are invited to apply for season two of THE ALASKA EXPERIMENT at www.discovery.com/alaskaexperiment.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [june 2008]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· ALASKA EXPERIMENT, THE (DISCOVERY)
· SURVIVORMAN (SCIENCE)











[09/30/14 - 02:53 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 29.

[09/30/14 - 02:18 PM]
"Parenthood" Delivered the Show's Highest 18-49 Rating in Live+3 Since October 3, 2013
NBC further spins the numbers for Thursday, September 25.

[09/30/14 - 02:04 PM]
Discovery Channel Moves Up the Cable Ranker and Into the Top Five for Adults and Men During 3Q14
Discovery spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 01:22 PM]
Animal Planet Explores the Striking Similarities of People and Primates in the Natural History Special "The Real Apes of the Planet"
The new two-hour documentary premieres Tuesday, October 21 at 8:00/7:00c on the cable channel.

[09/30/14 - 01:02 PM]
Lifetime Announces Holiday Movie Slate for 2014
"An En Vogue Christmas," "Seasons of Love," "Wally Lamb's Wishin' and Hopin'" and "The Santa Con" will join the previously announced "Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever."

[09/30/14 - 01:01 PM]
Nickelodeon Is Top-Rated Total Day Network for 3Q and September 2014
Nickelodeon spins the numbers for the month and the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:59 PM]
Premiere of "Gotham" Leads FOX to Rank No. 2 for the Week Among Adults 18-34 and Fourth Among Adults 18-49
FOX spins the numbers for the week of September 22-28.

[09/30/14 - 12:55 PM]
FX Networks Stays in Relationships with "Married" and "You're the Worst"
"Married" is continuing on FX and "You're The Worst" is moving to its new home on FXX.

[09/30/14 - 12:20 PM]
TNT Extends Its Summer Victory by Ranking as Basic Cable's #1 Network in Primetime for Q3 2014 Among Total Viewers
Turner spins the numbers for the third quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:14 PM]
Disney/ABC Television Group Announces the 13th Annual 2014 Talent Showcase, Presented by ABC Casting, Tuesday, October 7, in New York
The 14 featured actors were selected from nearly 7,000 candidates who submitted their resumes, and approximately 500 who auditioned for ABC casting executives in New York.

[09/30/14 - 12:13 PM]
Disney Channel Sweeps Total Day During 3Q 2014 in Total Viewers and Across All Major Youth Demos
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the quarter to date.

[09/30/14 - 12:09 PM]
Frances Berwick Named President of Newly Formed Lifestyle Network Group within NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
Also, Adam Stotsky has been appointed General Manager of E! Entertainment, responsible for day-to-day operations of the network, in addition to his current role as President, Esquire Network.

[09/30/14 - 12:08 PM]
"The Great Halloween Fright Fight," A One-Hour Special to Haunt Households Before Halloween, Premieres October 28 on ABC
The new special will feature a number of families competing for the greatest haunted Halloween displays and a $50,000 prize.

[09/30/14 - 11:53 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Secures All-Star Cast for New Scripted Series "Another Period"
Lauren Ash, Michael Ian Black, Paget Brewster, Beth Dover, Brett Gelman, Brian Huskey, David Koechner, Jason Ritter, David Wain and Armen Weitzman will join series stars and creators Natasha Leggero and Riki Lindhome.

[09/30/14 - 11:23 AM]
The Kilcher Clan Returns to Discovery for Season Four of "Alaska: The Last Frontier"
This season, the Kilchers face unexpected and daunting challenges due to a historically warm winter.