WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WOULD YOU RATHER? A popular game that has taken the country — and social media — by storm. So big, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler kicked off the Golden Globes with a friendly game of Would You Rather … Colin Farrell or Colin Firth? Ed Norton or Mark Ruffalo?
Whether you’re playing PG versions with your family or R-rated versions at the local bar, the game has taken on a life of its own. And now, Nat Geo WILD is the first network to get into the fray, letting viewers decide what programming they want to watch with the first-ever Would You Rather WILD Wednesdays in February.
Beginning today through Feb. 24, viewers choose the programming they would rather watch by voting via Facebook (Facebook.com/NatGeoWILD) and Twitter (@NatGeoWild). Each week, voting begins every Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. ET and ends the following Tuesday at midnight. Viewers will decide if they would rather watch tiny or big animals, furry or scaly ones, ones that swim or slither, or ones that live in a hot or cold climate.
And starting Wednesday, Feb. 4, from 8–11 p.m. ET/PT, the winning theme programming will go live on our air. Our Would You Rather Wednesdays follow the popular second annual Fish Bowl, premiering live during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. ET/PT; and our Groundhog Day marathon, Monday, Feb. 2, featuring the special American Beaver airing each hour of the day from 7 a.m.–3 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3.
For a sneak peak on how to vote, visit http://files.natgeonetworks.com/_P4dHDcCEe4M17R. For more information, visit www.WILDWouldYouRather.com, www.natgeowild.com, and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NGC_PR.
To make their Would You Rather WILD Wednesday choices, viewers will vote for the types of animals they want to see by using the week’s hashtag to pick their favorite. Here’s a look at what’s in store this February:
Would You Rather
Watch to See What Lineup Wins
|Jan. 28||#WILDfur vs #WILDscales||Feb. 4|
|Feb. 4||#WILDtiny vs #WILDbig||Feb. 11|
|Feb. 11||#WILDswim vs #WILDslither||Feb. 18|
|Feb. 18||#WILDhot vs #WILDcold||Feb. 25|
To help make your choices, here is a rundown of what to expect:
- For #WILDfur we’ll see fury animals such as ice bears, wolves and cheetahs, versus #WILDscales, where we’ll see animals such as bluefin tuna, crocodiles and deadly snakes.
- For #WILDtiny, it’s not just the cute ones; we’ll include snow babies, hummingbirds and killer shrimp, versus #WILDbig, which includes the king of the sea — killer whales — apes and giant pandas.
- For #WILDswim, prepare yourselves for blue whales and sharks, versus #WILDslither, which features the sneaky animals, including king cobras and anacondas.
- Finally, for #WILDhot, we’re bringing wildlife straight from Africa to your living room; these include the African butterfly fish and eel catfish, versus #WILDcold, where we’ll see our favorite camping friends, bears and caribou.
So, whether you are a closet Would You Rather junkie or THAT person at a party asking the burning questions, we hope you’ll enjoy our month-long game of Would You Rather. Amy Poehler said it best: "We'll prove it right now by doing what you're all doing at home: Playing a game of Who Would You Rather."
NAT GEO WILD
For more than 30 years, National Geographic has been the leader in wildlife programming. The networks Nat Geo WILD and Nat Geo WILD HD, launched in 2010, offer intimate encounters with nature’s ferocious fighters and gentle creatures of land, sea and air that draw upon the cutting-edge work of the many explorers, filmmakers and scientists of the National Geographic Society. Part of the National Geographic Channels US, based in Washington, D.C., the networks are a joint venture between National Geographic and Fox Cable Networks. In 2001, National Geographic Channel (NGC) debuted, and 10 years later, 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 Nat Geo WILD currently available in 57 million U.S. homes. Globally, Nat Geo WILD is available in more than 187 million homes in 140 countries and 28 languages. For more information, visit www.natgeowild.com.