HISTORY has picked up a ten episode sophomore season of the hit military combat drama series “SIX,” it was announced today by Jana Bennett, President & General Manager of HISTORY. Produced by A+E Studios in association with Weinstein Television and created by father/son duo William and David Broyles, “SIX” is currently the #1 new cable series of the year in total viewers based on Live+SD viewing. Two new episodes remain in the current season airing Wednesdays at 10/9c, with the season one finale airing on Wednesday, March 8 at 10/9c.
“SIX is a captivating drama series that embraces our recent history, while being immensely relevant in the climate of today’s culture,” said Bennett. “It has struck a genuine chord with our audience and we’re proud to continue to tell the courageous stories, both on and off the battlefield, of the complex lives of this elite military group.”
Season one of “SIX” is averaging 2.9 million total viewers in Live+3 delivery over four weeks. In Live+7 delivery, the January 18 premiere attracted 3 million total viewers, 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49. Fueled by the success of “SIX,” along with the hit original series “Vikings,” “The Curse of Oak Island,” “Alone,” “Forged in Fire” and “Swamp People,” HISTORY has enjoyed two consecutive months of year over year growth and is currently on pace for its third consecutive month in February.
Season two of “SIX” is slated to begin production this summer.