Posts Tagged ‘Investigation Discovery’

Discovery Channel and Investigation Discovery Rank as #1 Favorite Channels in Latest Beta Research Study

April 22, 2015 | by lstewart

The latest results of the Beta Research Cable Subscriber Study – Brand Identity of Basic Cable/Broadcast Networks have been released, with Discovery Communications receiving top rankings for several of its U.S. networks. For the 9th year in a row, Discovery Channel ranks #1 (tie) as a favorite channel among total viewers, this year sharing the top ranking with the company’s own Investigation Discovery (ID).

Discovery’s portfolio of networks also claimed the #1 ranking in a number of additional categories. Discovery Channel tied for #1 with Investigation Discovery on being described as bold/tries new things and also tied for #1 with Animal Planet for being described as informative and distinctive. Discovery Channel, ID and Animal Planet grabbed the #1 ranking in a multi-network company tie this year for having many original programs and series. Also receiving high marks in several categories of its own, Animal Planet ranked #1 or tied for #1 among total viewers on being high-quality and entertaining.

Other notable study results for Discovery Communications’ networks include:

  • Discovery Channel ranked #1 (tie) among total viewers on being described as valuable.
  • Among male viewers of a cable network, Animal Planet ranked or tied for #1 when described as distinctive, entertaining, high quality, informative and valuable.
  • ID also ranked #1 (tie) on being valuable among viewers age 18-34.
  • Science Channel tied for #1 as being informative among male viewers 18-34 and female viewers 18-49.
  • American Heroes Channel (AHC) tied as a #1 favorite channel among viewers 25-54 and for being entertaining among male viewers. AHC also ranked #1 on being bold/trying new things among total female viewers.

*Note – Some #1 rankings for Discovery Channel and Animal Planet are based on basic networks (excluding digital basic networks). On some #1 rankings, a Discovery network statistically tied for #1, rating an insignificant one to two points below another network(s).

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

March 27, 2015 | by lstewart

Another Friday for the books – and another weekend ahead to enjoy!

Since Rich Ross took over as President of Discovery Channel in January of this year, fans of the network have been eagerly waiting to hear how programming will take shape under his leadership. Earlier this week, Discovery Channel announced several new series and specials green-lighted under Ross, including: Treasure Quest, an adventure series about a team hunting for missing gold in Brazil; Lunar XPrize, a competition series in which 30 teams of engineers race to land a robot on the moon; Pacific Warriors, which follows Hawaiian commercial fisherman; and Cuban Chrome, a car series filmed in Havana. You can get the full scoop by clicking here.

Here are some other stories you may have missed:

Enjoy your weekend!

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

March 20, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday – and more importantly, Happy First Day of Spring! Like much of the northeast and Tri-State area, DC got some snow this morning, though I’d like to think that it was just winter’s way of having one last dance before making a reappearance nine months from now.

Here are some stories you may have missed this week:

And don’t forget: Bering Sea Gold returns tonight to the Discovery Channel at 10pm ET/PT. Take a look at the video below of what’s in store this season.

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

February 27, 2015 | by lstewart

Happy Friday! This week’s news seems to revolve largely around life’s most memorable moments – from weddings, to new homes to babies growing into strong-willed toddlers.

Here are some other stories you may have missed this week:

To help kick off your weekend, check out the clip below from tomorrow night’s new episode of What Could Possibly Go Wrong?, airing at 10pm ET/CT on Science Channel.

Investigation Discovery’s ‘Hate in America’ Pulls Back the Curtain on Modern Day Racism

February 23, 2015 | by lstewart

With the daily news cycle seemingly saturated with stories of international discord, it’s sometimes easy to forget that the United States is not without its own internal conflicts. Investigation Discovery’s newest special, Hate in America, seeks to bring awareness to one type of these internal conflicts in particular: hate crimes.

Hate in America is anchored by Tony Harris, an Emmy-winning journalist, documentary filmmaker, and Al Jazeera America anchor who, for more than 30 years, has reported on senseless and vicious acts of violence – many of them fueled by intolerance, fear and hate. Harris has partnered with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a non-profit that has been tracking hate groups across the country since 1971.

The one-hour special focuses on three hate crimes in particular: the racially charged murder of a black father in Mississippi who died after being beaten and run over; the gruesome mass shooting of a Wisconsin Sikh congregation; and a brutal anti-gay attack on the streets of New York City. Harris explores the motivations behind each hate crime and hears from a spectrum of advocates for change – including victims’ loved ones, community leaders, civil rights attorneys, SPLC’s founder Morris Dees, and even a former white supremacist who now crusades for unity among the races.

According to SPLC, there are currently more than 900 active hate groups in the U.S. This sad, staggering number only reinforces the importance of this special’s message of love and tolerance.

Hate in America premieres tonight on Investigation Discovery at 8pm ET/PT.

This Week in…Discovery Buzz

January 23, 2015 | by lstewart

Another week down, only one more left in the month! (If anyone has any idea where January went, can you please let me know?)

This week, a couple of our networks announced even more shows fans can look froward to seeing in the new few months: TLC’s Style by Jury, which premieres February 20 at 9:30pm ET/CT, and Science Channel’s Chaos: Caught on Camerawhich premieres in April.

A couple new shows also premiered this past week. On Thursday, January 22 at 9pm ET/CT, America’s Worst Mom debuted on Discovery Life Channel, and on Monday, January 19 at 9pm ET/CT, Vanity Fair Confidential debuted on Investigation Discovery.

Here is some other news you may have missed: