History reports strongest month in nearly seven years

A week before the TV channel History is rebranded, it's reported big increases in viewers.

Year-on-year, History’s viewership has increased by 46%, which is more than double the increase of 21% in total TV across all homes.

A+E Networks UK, which runs the channel, confirmed April 2020 was the highest rating month for History since October 2013, and the final week of the month saw a 53% audience uplift compared to the 52-week average.

Popular programmes on the channel included Fired-Up Films: Lost Relics of the Knights Templar and The Curse of Oak Island.

Heather Jones, GM and SVP, Content and Creative at A+E Networks UK, said:
In such uncertain times, there is a human instinct to understand more about the past in order to help us make sense of the present. It’s natural that History’s informative and engaging shows are resonating so much with viewers; audiences seek out our brand when their lives are changing in unexpected and surprising ways.

  • History becomes Sky History on 27th May 2020.