High ratings for National Geographic Channel’s “Doomsday Preppers” series

Doomsday Preppers is a big hit. The National Geographic Channel's two-episode premiere of the new series became the highest-rated Tuesday night telecasts in the channel's 11-year history, with both episodes (Bullets, Lots of Bullets; and I Hope I Am Crazy) averaging P25–54 0.8 ratings.

Nearly 4.3 million total viewers over age 2 and 2.3 million viewers in the key P25–54 demo tuned in to the two-hour premiere.

Each episode of the 10-part series explores the lives of otherwise ordinary Americans who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. Preppers go to whatever lengths they can to make sure they are prepared for any of life's uncertainties – from constructing a home out of shipping containers, stockpiling 50,000 pounds of food, practicing evacuation drills or hand-to-hand combat to working on a solar-powered satellite system.

Catch the next episode Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST.

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