Unique: Channel 4 has axed the documentary series Rescue: Extreme Medics after two seasons.
Deadline understands that the decision is not related to Channel 4’s much-publicised current financial crisis, but was taken due to a desire to open up space in the ratings and schedule.
running for two seasons, rescue From Firecrest Films followed elite paramedics saving lives across Scotland, sometimes in extremely challenging circumstances. Episodes in the latest series, which concluded last week, involved a rally driver crash on the Isle of Mull and an air ambulance being involved in a high-speed road collision. According to Barb data from Overnights.tv, the latest series averaged around 600,000 overnight viewers per episode and ended with a series total just shy of 1M.
Reports swirled over the weekend about the latest set of Channel 4 cancellations rescue Rumored to have been killed with an established hit nude allure, Channel 4 has denied this claim nude allure being crushed.
The report comes after a difficult few weeks for the UK’s youth-skewed public broadcaster.
deadline suddenly revealed four weddings Late May reboot cancellation and subsequent downsizing of popular topical format the last leg and Kirsty Allsopp’s handcrafted Christmas recreation as well as several shows being pulled from development. civilian version of SAS: Who wins the dare has also been relaxed indefinitely but, as with rescue, This decision was made independently of financial troubles. Deadline also learned that CEO Alex Mahon and program boss Ian Katz were touting a six-figure bonus amid a revolt from frustrated producers.
Channel 4 had not responded to Deadline’s requests for comment by press time.