David Attenborough's 'The Year Earth Changed' tops the unscripted program charts

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What you need to know

  • David Attenborough's 'The Year Earth Changed' debuted as the number one unscripted program on Apple TV+.
  • The documentary is current;y the most-viewed on the platform.

David Attenborough's 'The Year Earth Changed' only arrived on April 16 but it's currently the most-watched documentary on all of Apple TV+, according to a new report.

As noted by Deadline, the show has managed to out-perform some big hitters, including those with names like Oprah and Billie Eilish in the title.

The Year Earth Changed, which debuted on April 16, is the most-viewed documentary/docuseries currently on Apple TV+ in the U.S., ahead of such high-profile titles as The Oprah Conversation, Beastie Boys Story, Billie Eilish: The World's a Little Blurry, Bruce Springsteen's Letter to You and Boys State. The special also is topping unscripted viewing globally, with the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Russia, India, France, Brazil, Mexico and Japan as standout territories.

Narrated by David Attenborough, this timely documentary special takes a look at nature's extraordinary response to a year of global lockdown. This love letter to planet Earth will take you from hearing birdsong in deserted cities for the first time in decades, to witnessing whales communicating in ways never before seen. Watch The Year Earth Changed, exclusively now on Apple TV+

The documentary takes a look at how the planet and its inhabitants changed over the last year thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. it's a great watch for anyone at all curious about how humans and the rest of the planet co-exist.

You'll need an Apple TV+ subscription to take the show in, of course. You could do worse than treat yourself to a new TV for Apple TV+, too.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.