The BBC’s Blue Planet II is a massive hit in China. All BPII content — including short form, trailers and the first two episodes — has now been watched over 100M times in the first 13 days, BBC Worldwide tells Deadline. The first episode of the docuseries received over 24M views in a little over a week on co-producer Tencent’s platform. The numbers are expected to jump significantly as Sir David Attenborough’ deep-dive into the world’s oceans moves from SVOD to AVOD. The seven-part landmark series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit follows the original multi-award winning The Blue Planet from 2001. Filming took place off of every continent, and in all of the earth’s oceans, to immerse the audience in some of the most expansive but least known parts of the planet. The series has now gone out in China — where it’s particularly popular with families — Norway, Singapore and Spain with other majors joining in 2018 including the U.S.
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