The release date for Billion Dollar Wreck season 2 — Pending
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About the series
Billion Dollar Wreck is a new American treasure hunting documentary TV series airing on the History Channel. It premiered on February 8, 2016 and hails from Original Productions and Platinum Dunes Productions. The series contains eight one-hour episodes.
The series follows Martin Bayerle, who`s made treasure hunting his life work, as he makes his second attempt to find what might be the most valuable sunken treasure ever. RMS Republic, one of the largest and luxurious ocean liners of the time, sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic ocean shortly after departing from the New York Harbor in January 1909. Bayerle`s first attempt involving millions of dollars spent on an expedition in 1987 failed, leaving one participant dead, and one more in prison. Now Bayerle and his son Grant are assured that they know the exact location of the sunken ship with possibly as much as a billion in gold aboard.
Series background, ratings, and possibility of renewal
The series has attracted an average audience of over 1 million viewers per episode, and a 0.3 rating in the 18-49 demographic so far, with a premiere that scored 1.62 viewers and a 0.46 rating in the 18-49 demo. There has been controversy over whether or not there is indeed a treasure aboard RMS Republic waiting to be discovered, but the thrill of the search is definitely there for the viewers. Martin Bayerle has spent 35 years researching the Republic, and he is not giving up. The audience is likely to stay with him on this compelling journey. Whether or not this is a series that warrants a renewal is not clear, considering the subject matter and a probable closure at the end of this season. However, treasure hunting is a ripe field to dive into, and perhaps the next season will feature another legendary case of a long-lost treasure.
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