January 24, 2012 2:19pm PT by Philiana Ng
'An Idiot Abroad' Season 2 Premiere Nearly Doubles in Audience
Are viewers becoming aware of An Idiot Abroad?
Seems like it. According to season 2 premiere ratings, Science Channel's An Idiot Abroad 2: The Bucket List with Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Karl Pilkington nearly doubled its audience from the series debut last year with 1.3 million total viewers tuning in Saturday at 10 p.m.
For an act of comparison, the debut in January 2011 averaged roughly 773,000 viewers.
Last week's season opener became the cable network's most-watched telecast ever among adults 18-49 (480,000) and 25-54 (538,000).
"It's fantastic news. I won’t be satisfied until Karl is as big a phenomenon as Justin Bieber,” said Gervais. “I just hope it doesn't all rest on hair.”