New Berlin, Wis. --(Ammoland.com)- Not all of the TV universe tuned in for twerking teens or raging chemists on Sunday night as Sportsman Channel, the leader in outdoor television for the American sportsman, hammed it up all evening with “Aporkalypse 2013,” which rated in the Top 15 among all cable networks and was No. 1 among mid-sized networks for M18-49 and M18-34.*
Airing Sunday, August 25 exclusively on Sportsman Channel, Aporkalypse 2013 was a marathon of wild hog stories adventure, and eradication including episodes from“Pig Man: The Series,” hosted by Brian Quaca and featuring special guest Ted Nugent; “MeatEater with Steven Rinella,” “Gun It! with Benny Spies,” Tom Miranda’s “Territories Wild” and “Travelin’ Hunter with Tony Smotherman.”
Even among the twitter-verse, Sportsman Channel was the talk of the night with an eruption of twitter squealing – some tweeters declaring they were skipping music-award programs in favor of watching Sportsman’s killer outdoorsmen each attacking America’s feral pig epidemic in their own unique manner.
The series snagged the No. 1 ranking by pulling a .5 rating for M18-49 and a .4 for M18-34 8p to 9pm hour among all mid-sized networks.*
“The ratings success and social popularity of Aporkalypse is
fueled by great characters, incredible stories, and lots and lots of pigs”, said Gavin Harvey, CEO of Sportsman Channel. “Sportsman is delivering great unscripted TV comparable with the best lifestyle networks, and on Sunday night we were happy to be ranked among the best.”
*Source: Nielsen, Live+SD. M25-54 and M18-49 8/25/13 from 8:00pm-9pm, coverage area ratings. Top 15 across all networks, #1 mid-sized, defined as August Nielsen UE between 20MM and 80MM).
About Sportsman Channel: Launched in 2003, Sportsman Channel, and Sportsman HD, is the only television and digital media company fully devoted to outdoor enthusiasts in the United States, delivering entertaining and educational programming focused exclusively on the lifestyle of American sportsmen and sportswomen. Sportsman Channel reaches more than 32 million U.S. television households and is available in HD. Visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com, follow on Twitter, @SPORTSMANchnl (twitter.com/SPORTSMANchnl) and Like on Facebook, facebook.com/sportsmanchannel