RAW TV (AN ALL3MEDIA COMPANY)
Headquarters: London, England
Number of hours produced in 2017: 120+
Number of employees: 125 including freelancers in office, and another 200 on location and in edits
Recent and current titles: Homestead Rescue; Gold Rush season 8; Silk Road: Drugs, Death & the Dark Web; Waco: Madman or Messiah; Chris Packham: Asperger’s and Me; Abortion on Trial; Locked Up Abroad; Gold Rush: White Water
Upcoming titles: Drowning in Plastic; American Dynasties: The Kennedys; Homestead Rescue Season 2; Parker’s Trail Season 2; Gold Rush Season 9; American Animals; Three Identical Strangers
For a company that seems to go from strength to strength with each passing year, 2017 proved to be a year to remember for Raw, with strong performers Stateside and acclaimed projects in its home territory as well.
In the UK, Chris Packham: Asperger’s & Me, airing on BBC and featuring the British nature presenter, was hailed by many media outlets, with “brave,” “stunning,” and “utterly fascinating” among the adjectives trotted out by the press. It racked up just under 3 million viewers.
In the U.S., Discovery’s Gold Rush continued its hot streak as the cabler’s top-rated show, with its two-hour season premiere in October claiming the top spot for a non-sports telecast in the M25-54, M18-49, and M18-34 demos, topping broadcast programming as well. The spin-off, Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, was the most-watched new unscripted cable series for the M25-54 demo in 2017. It was renewed earlier this year.
On the feature front, buzz was strong at Sundance for Three Identical Strangers, helmed by Tim Wardle. The stranger-than-fiction doc, telling the story of three young adults who discover, as complete strangers, that they are identical triplets separated at birth, nabbed the U.S. documentary special jury award at the fest. It will air on CNN and was acquired by Neon for North American distribution BW
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