A&E’s so pleased with the performance of Live Rescue that they’ve extended the series’ first season run by 10 episodes, increasing the total episode order to 19. The network announced the increased season one episode order and reported the series has been averaging 1.3 million viewers.
According to A&E, Live Rescue has increased its Mondays at 9pm ET/PT time slot by more than 150% year over year. It also netted the highest premiere numbers of any A&E series premiere of the last two years.
“The initial response by viewers to Live Rescue has been extremely rewarding,” said Elaine Frontain Bryant, Executive Vice President & Head of Programming, A&E Network. “This is a challenging show to produce, but our incredible partners at Big Fish have once again made it possible for viewers across the country to see the work of first responders and the challenges they face every day in real-time through this groundbreaking series.”
Ashleigh Banfield (Crime & Justice with Ashleigh Banfield, CNN Newsroom) hosts the series which is produced by Live PD‘s producers and Big Fish Entertainment. Dan Cesareo, Lucilla D’Agostino, John Zito, Jordana Starr, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Shelly Tatro, and Sean Gottlieb executive produce.
Live Rescue is the second live series from A&E and Big Fish Entertainment. Ratings giant Live PD kicked things off in October 2016. Hosted by Dan Abrams, with analysis from Tom Morris Jr. and Sean “Sticks” Larkin, Live PD “follows diverse law enforcement agencies across the country as they patrol their communities.”
The Series Details:
Live Rescue, the network’s newest live original documentary series, follows first responders from across the country as they bravely put their lives on the line responding to emergency rescue calls. Hosted by veteran journalist Ashleigh Banfield with analysis from first responders representing departments across the country.