Discovery Science Announces Spring Premiere Dates Following Record Winter; New Series SECRET SPACE ESCAPES Begins May 1
— April 20, 2016
– Additional all-new specials and returning series include: HOW WE BUILT THE BOMB (April 10), NORTH AMERICA: INSIDE OUT (April 24), and OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE (May 4) –
– Discovery Science delivers most-watched February in channel history as audience on steady monthly climb –
TORONTO (April 12, 2016) – Following a steady monthly audience increase in what is trending to be a record broadcast year (September 2015 – August 2016), Discovery Science today unveiled its Spring 2016 lineup on the heels of its most-watched February in channel history. The schedule is headlined by the all-new series SECRET SPACE ESCAPES (Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT beginning May 1), revealing terrifying accidents, fights for survival, and stories of close calls complete with chilling first-hand accounts from the astronauts who survived them.
Proving itself a popular choice among Canadian viewers, Discovery Science closed out the winter season with monthly audience highs in what’s trending to become the most-watched broadcast year in channel history (Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, and Adults 18-49). Every month since September 2015, the network has set an audience high compared to the same month in the previous year among total viewers and the key Adults 25-54 demographic. In fact, the Adults 25-54 audience was up 33% in February 2016 vs. February 2015. During this period, Discovery Science content consumption is also on the rise with average weekly hours of viewing increasing 27%.
Featuring rare and never-before-seen footage, SECRET SPACE ESCAPES draws viewers into the emotional experience of space exploration through the brave explorers who rely on science, training, colleagues, and most importantly their wits in order to survive launches, space walks, landings, collisions, outages, and other dangerous situations that can and sometimes do occur during missions. Highlights from Discovery Science’s new series SECRET SPACE ESCAPES include:
“Fire on the MIR” Sunday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
The series about close calls and near misses in space begins with a life-threatening fire, an out-of-control cargo ship, and a spacewalk gone horribly wrong.
“Shipwrecked” Sunday, May 8 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
A deadly collision in orbit punctures the hull of the Russian space station, MIR. As oxygen seeps into space, the crew's lifeboat begins to die. An astronaut becomes trapped in an airlock relying on only a depleted oxygen tank to survive.
In addition to SECRET SPACE ESCAPES, Discovery Science’s Spring 2016 lineup features the captivating new documentary HOW WE BUILT THE BOMB (Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET), geological special NORTH AMERICA: INSIDE OUT (Sunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET), and new episodes of returning series OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCE (Wednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET). Highlights from Discovery Science’s Spring 2016 schedule include:
HOW WE BUILT THE BOMBSunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
In 1943, a group of America's most brilliant physicists converged on a desert mesa in New Mexico to work for the top secret Manhattan Project. In this isolated community, the team worked against the ticking clock of global war to unlock the power of the atom. HOW WE BUILT THE BOMB details the story of the men behind the very first nuclear bomb as told in their own words, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the exceptional individuals who have ushered in the atomic age, and in doing so changed the world.
NORTH AMERICA: INSIDE OUTSunday, April 24 at 7 p.m. ET
Scientists know less about how one of Earth's continents came to be than they do about distant galaxies. But an ambitious new project called Earthscope is changing that. Using 4,000 instruments spread out over millions of miles, scientists are getting an unprecedentedly detailed look at how geological forces have shaped North America. Using cutting-edge graphics, Discovery Science sends experts back in time billions of years and deep underground for a revealing look back at the monumental events that shaped the continent, revealing for the first time the complete biography of North America.
OUTRAGEOUS ACTS OF SCIENCEWednesday, May 4 at 8 p.m. ET
From dancing robots and parachute-less skydivers to rocket-powered bicycles and fainting goats, the Discovery Science team of experts explores the science and humour behind the web’s best viral videos.
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