Not a HUGE shocker, given how successful the show was in its first season!
The numbers are in, and the season premiere for Ricky Gervais/Science Channel's An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List was the network's most-watched telecast EVER in key adult/male demographics! Wowsa!
The show brought in 1.3 million viewers for its Saturday night premiere, which is VERY impressive for Science Channel!
Here's what Ricky had to say about the show's success:
"It's fantastic news. I won’t be satisfied until Karl is as big a phenomenon as Justin Bieber. I just hope it doesn't all rest on hair."
Ha! And for those who aren't familiar with the show, here's how it's been described:
"In AN IDIOT ABROAD 2: THE BUCKET LIST, [Karl] Pilkington is coerced into round two of the world’s most hilarious social experiment, as Gervais and Merchant force him to complete 'the ultimate list of things to do before you die.'"
"However, the list – compiled by Gervais and Merchant – is geared more toward the personal torture of Pilkington than it is for his personal fulfillment. Over eight episodes, Pilkington attempts to survive challenges including bungee jumping, taming cobras and swimming with sharks – solely for the amusement of his 'friends' back in London."
Sounds like a blast! We'll definitely be sure to check this one out!
What do U think? Does Ricky Gervais' Science Channel show sound appealing to U???
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