BBC Worldwide Channels Asia announced that BBC Knowledge has topped viewership charts in June to emerge as the top factual channel in Singapore, beating all 11 channels in the factual entertainment category, which according to Kantar, includes Discovery Channel, History Channel, Nat Geo, Crime & Investigation, Animal Planet and truTV.
BBC Knowledge soared to the top of the factual channel charts during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee weekend. Momentum carried through the month with royal-related programmes such as Days that Shook the World, Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant, The House of Windsor A Royal Dynasty and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert, which were rated as the most watched royal-related shows on the channel.
Besides these programmes, Top Gear also proved a hit with viewers in June, attracting the highest share of viewing for both PMEBs and Adults 25-39 among the factual Pay-TV channel set. Primetime airings of James May’s Toy Stories, the premiere of Secret Wilderness: Japan as well as Feasts on the Tuesday Lonely Planet block also attracted many viewers’ support.
In Asia, BBC Knowledge is available in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan and Thailand.