In December 2016, BBC Earth ranked number one among the factual channels in Singapore, topping the charts for the fourth time in a year. Data from StarHub SmarTAM indicated the channel to be the leading factual channel for live TV audiences aged four and above in December 2016, surpassing six other channels in the same category. BBC Earth also topped the charts in January, February and August 2016.
The channel was led to the top by high performing programmes including BBC Earth’s landmark natural history ratings buster, Planet Earth II, with its Deserts episode securing high viewership in Singapore.
“BBC Earth’s number one ranking in Singapore in December is strong indication that audiences here recognise and appreciate the quality of our shows,” said David Weiland, EVP Asia for BBC Worldwide. “We have a long-standing commitment to produce and deliver stimulating, intelligent content that informs, educates and entertains our audiences the world over. This ranking inspires us to continue to deliver shows that will inspire and amaze viewers.”