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26 Jan

Record Ratings and a Prostate Exam

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant Wrap Karl Pilkington in Sheet PaperHave you heard the news?!?

Last weekend's premiere of An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List shattered previous ratings records for a new series on Science Channel with 1.3 million viewers! We've been working behind the scenes here at the network for months to make this show a breakout success. It is such an amazing feeling to see it do so incredibly well.

From the Hollywood Reporter: "'It's fantastic news. I won’t be satisfied until Karl is as big a phenomenon as Justin Bieber,' said Gervais."

We even got a shoutout from Perez Hilton: "According to the stats, the series has pulled in 4.3 million viewers since its January 22nd premiere, and is its most-watched to date among P25-54!Ha! Amazing! We'll definitely need to check it out! Congratulations, guys!"

It's incredible news for us here at the network and definitely for Ricky. But it may not actually be good news for Karl. Want to know why? Check out this video we shot of the guys talking about ratings a few months ago:

 

Andi Grill
Digital Producer
SCIENCE

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