Do you want the good news or the bad news first? The bad news is that Ancient Aliens has apparently been renewed for a fourth season, according to lead ancient astronaut theorist Giorgio Tsoukalos. This means another dozen or so episodes of repetitive, fact-free nuttiness. The good news? The History Channel has apparently grown tired of the program bringing down their channel's reputation for quality programming about junk pickers, miners, and truckers. According to Tsoukalos, the new season of Ancient Aliens is being moved to H2, History's little-watched sister station, where it will have a much lesser impact than on the main channel.
I guess if Ancient Aliens must exist, it's better that it's on an obscure digital-tier channel that relatively few people will ever watch.
H2 averages 196,000 viewers in prime time, according to Broadcasting and Cable. Ancient Aliens had drawn between 1.3 and 2 million weekly viewers during its run on the History Channel.
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