David Attenborough Is Stoked That He’s More Popular Than ‘The X Factor’


Too bloody right.

The return of ‘Planet Earth’ this autumn has been one of the only good things about 2016, and it turns out that most demographics in this country are in agreement about this.

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We know this because it’s emerged that more young people are watching ‘Planet Earth’ than ‘The X Factor’, where you would probably expect that to be the other way round. The BBC confirmed that the Mountains-centric second episode brought in 1.8million viewers between 18 and 30 compared with X Factor’s 1.4million. Figures this week were similar too, although with a slightly smaller margin.

David Attenborough is stoked about it, saying the following:

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I’m told that we are attracting a larger than normal number of younger viewers and apparently the music of Hans Zimmer in particular is striking a chord. That pleases me enormously.

I think it’s down to improvements in technology, bringing animals closer to the viewer than ever through the use of remote cameras and making their environments look stunningly high-definition and real.

Viewers are simply reconnecting with a planet whose beauty is blemished and whose health is failing, growing to understand that their futures and that of the planet are inextricably linked.

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Deep. I’m just stoked that more young people are watching that then tacky crap like ‘The X Factor’, especially after it’s dominated TV for fucking years. Maybe everyone isn’t completely stupid. The only problem is that it’s probably going to be another ten years until we get another series of ‘Planet Earth’. Doh.

Did you know that part of ‘Planet Earth II’ has been faked though? Find out which part right here.


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