Animal Planet Shows Fake Mermaid Documentary, Viewed by Millions
Animal Planet appear to have a great sense of humour. Last year they aired a show which was about evidence being found about mermaids in the sea. The fake documentary pulled in a record amount of viewers, and was the highest viewcount for the channel since the death of Steve Irwin back in 2006. Animal Planet clearly enjoyed the large viewerbase that these fake documentaries were creating, and last weekend they were at it again with a new show about mermaids. It was titled: Mermaids: The New Evidence. It was about never before seen footage of mermaids taken in the Greenland sea.
The show pulled in a large 3.6million viewercount, and this was down to the large amount of work put in by the team to make the show seem like a real documentary. It was filmed just like something you’d see on a BBC David Attenborough documentary and everyone fell for it. It became a massive hit online straight away and people all around the world are still talking about it; wondering if they can too indeed head over to the Greenland sea and catch a glimpse of some mermaids, which for the record kids, don’t exist.
Many fans around the world have taken to sites like Twitter to explain that they believe Mermaids do exist but there is not enough evidence out there to prove it. Some people have also explained that they do not think Animal Planet should be broadcasting these types of documentaries as most people come to the channel as a form of education. Most people have seen the funny side of it however, including us.
What do you think of the show?