There have been many shows that have captured the nation’s heart over the year, but none have come close to the outstanding figures of David Attenborough’s Blue Plant II.
17m viewers have been tuning to see all the Attenborough narrate the stunning wildlife that lives in our oceans that’s 5 million more viewers than Blue Planet I.
Paul Dempsey, president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, said: “We are seeing phenomenal demand for Blue Planet II and we expect it to sell to well over 200 territories. Where it has already been shown internationally it has been a huge hit with audiences of all ages.”
This series has become a TV phenomenon since its release in October, with each series taking four years to produce with more than 6,000 hours of footage we bet the makers are relieved by it’s popularity.
This Sunday’s episode had viewers on the edge of their seats with excitement, thanks to the epic Crab vs Eel vs Octopus moment.
Video Credit: Blue Plant II / BBC / Youtube
Many fans compared the scene to Planet Earth’s epic battle between Iguana and snake.
— Alys (@Alys_lj) December 3, 2017
— Man City Michael (@Horwichbloke) December 3, 2017
That Moray Eel. Pure evil. #BLUEPLANET
— Peter Jones (@Chugger) December 3, 2017
— Lauren B (@lobissett) December 3, 2017
Crab vs eel thing vs octopus 😱 I’m so glad the crab won! Nearly as good the lizard vs snakes chase #BLUEPLANET
— louise pickering (@loubylou83) December 3, 2017
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