Animal Planet’s FINDING BIGFOOT concluded a strong nine-episode run this past Sunday with the second season averaging more than 1.3M P2+ viewers, up 15% vs. season one (1.38M vs. 1.2M). It now ranks among Animal Planet’s top-three performing series of all time among P2+. Animal Planet ordered additional episodes, which are slated to air later this year, including two to be shot internationally.
Tip: MattMoneymaker1 on Twitter
Matt Moneymaker of the BFRO, and part of the show, tweets:
What does he mean by this? That it’s NOT good (it isn’t) and that they haven’t found anything (they haven’t)? It sure seems like he is berating his own show as “Scooby-Doo-ish. (So, it’s all hoaxed to keep us away while the crooks hide their treasure?) At least they did find stuff in Scooby Doo and it was very entertaining. (I might be a Finding Bigfoot hater…)
Once again, I can’t be sure how many of these 1 million plus viewers watch this as “reality” or as ridiculous entertainment. It seems that the majority of people who give it a try either love it or hate it. Me? No bones about it, I do dislike the show from the flawed premise (Bigfoot is out there to find as opposed to figuring out what people are experiencing) to the terrible portrayal of “scientifical” methods. This is not science and is not reality in any way. But, it brings the eyeballs in same as other nonsense shows portraying “investigation” like Ghost Hunters and Monster Quest (now cancelled).
Bigfoot is a hot trend these days. Yet, we followers of the Bigfoot phenomenon STILL wait, 50 years after its entry into pop culture, for any improved evidence to show up. I’m getting rather impatient, actually.