The show that is reportedly cable’s No. 1 new series of the year in total viewers, based on live+same day viewing, has been picked up for a second season. History announced today that it has renewed the Navy SEALs drama “Six.”
The series, which was picked up originally on a straight-to-series order, is currently closing in on the finale of its eight-episode rookie season, scheduled to wrap up on March 8. The cable net ordered a 10-episode second season.
The series comes from A+E Studios in association with Weinstein Television. Jana Bennett, President & General Manager of History, announced the pickup.
“‘Six’ is a captivating drama series that embraces our recent history, while being immensely relevant in the climate of today’s culture,” said Bennett. “It has struck a genuine chord with our audience and we’re proud to continue to tell the courageous stories, both on and off the battlefield, of the complex lives of this elite military group.”
Season one of “Six” averaged 2.9 million total viewers in Live+3 delivery over four weeks, the network reported.
“In Live+7 delivery, the January 18 premiere attracted 3 million total viewers, 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49,” History added.
The network also notes in the announcement: “Fueled by the success of ‘Six,’ along with the hit original series ‘Vikings,’ ‘The Curse of Oak Island,’ ‘Alone,’ ‘Forged in Fire’ and ‘Swamp People,’ History has enjoyed two consecutive months of year over year growth and is currently on pace for its third consecutive month in February.”
Season two of “Six” will begin production this summer.