HISTORY Goes for More Episodes of Forged in Fire


NEW YORK: HISTORY has ordered 20 additional episodes of the competition series Forged in Fire, which recently hit ratings records across a number of key demos.

Forged in Fire sees talented bladesmiths create some of history’s most iconic edged weapons, including the Japanese katana and the Scottish claymore. During the ten-episode third season, the show was a top five nonfiction cable series on Tuesday nights with adults 18 to 49 and 25 to 54, and had 1.58 million total viewers in live +3 delivery, making it the most-watched season.

Forged in Fire is produced for HISTORY by Outpost Entertainment. Jodi Flynn, David George, Shawn Witt and Simon Thomas are executive producers for Outpost, while Tim Healy and Jim Pasquarella exec produce for HISTORY.

“At a time when the television landscape is as crowded as it has ever been we are proud to celebrate the success of Forged in Fire as it continues to showcase ratings growth from season to season,” said Paul Cabana, the executive VP and head of programming at HISTORY. “The viewer response is a true testament to the series’ ability to showcase the ingenuity and spirit needed to bring this ancient craft to life each week.”