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National Geographic Channel

September 22, 2014 13:38 ET

National Geographic Channel Hits an All-Time High 50 Million Facebook Fans

New Benchmark Boosts Re-Designed Facebook Fan Page Into the Top 50 Worldwide

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - September 22, 2014) - National Geographic Channel has reached 50 million Facebook fans, propelling the fan page into the top 50 pages worldwide1 and making National Geographic Channel the second largest global TV brand page on Facebook.

Here's what 50 million fans look like:

  • The top countries for National Geographic Channel Facebook Fans are:

India

Mexico

Brazil

Egypt

U.S.A.

  • Other countries in the "million mark" club:  

Philippines

Colombia

Argentina

Morocco

Algeria

Venezuela

Turkey

Tunisia

Pakistan

  • Top region: Latin America
  • Top World Cities are:

Cairo, Egypt

Mexico City, Mexico

Bogota, Colombia

New Delhi, India

  • Top US Cities are:

New York

LA

Chicago

Houston

Miami

Las Vegas

San Diego

Dallas

San Antonio

Atlanta

  • Most common languages used by National Geographic Channel Facebook fans are:

English

Spanish

Arabic

Portuguese

French

  • Most popular National Geographic Channel Shows on Facebook:

Brain Games

Cosmos

"This 50 million-strong Facebook community allows us to keep all of our fans engaged at both the global and the local levels in all of the entertainment and information that National Geographic Channels offer. It's a whole different level of experience with one of the best know media brands in the world," said Liz Dolan, Chief Marketing Officer, National Geographic Channels International.

National Geographic Channel U.S. featured network talent, including Brain Games' Jason Silva, Building Wild's Paul DiMeo, Life Below Zero's Sue Aikens, Going Deep with David Rees' David Rees and a few Wicked Tuna captains, in a thank you video to fans. Click here to watch the video.

To connect with this community, National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) redesigned its global Facebook fan pages to present a single brand to its 50 million users. National Geographic Channel's Facebook fans are now automatically assigned to one of 38 unique regional or country feeds based on their location. This ensures users receive the most relevant television schedule and show content information in their timelines based on their country.

New fans can "Like" the National Geographic Channel page from wherever they are to see local posts from the Channel, including news of National Geographic Channel events, personalities, programming, promotional offers and tune-in. Users are able to change their region by clicking "settings" as they travel around the world. To see more, visit www.facebook.com/natgeotv

National Geographic Channels

Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channels US are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Networks. The Channels contribute to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education with smart, innovative programming and profits that directly support its mission. Launched in January 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) celebrated its fifth anniversary with the debut of NGC HD. In 2010, the wildlife and natural history cable channel Nat Geo WILD was launched, and in 2011, the Spanish-language network Nat Geo Mundo was unveiled. The Channels have carriage with all of the nation's major cable, telco and satellite television providers, with NGC currently available in over 85 million U.S. homes. Globally, National Geographic Channel is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeotv.com.

About National Geographic Channels International

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) inspires viewers through its smart, innovative programming that questions what we know, how we view the world and what drives us forward. A business enterprise owned by National Geographic Ventures and FOX Entertainment Group, NGCI contributes to the National Geographic Society's commitment to exploration, conservation and education through its six channels: National Geographic Channel, National Geographic Channel HD, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Wild HD, Nat Geo People and Nat Geo Mundo.

Globally, National Geographic Channel (including NGC U.S., which is a joint venture of NGV and Fox Cable Networks Group) is available in more than 440 million homes in 171 countries and 45 languages.

1 Data according to Socialbakers, the global social media analyst organization

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