BAYWATCH THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU RAY!!
BAYWATCH THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU RAY!!
BAYWATCH THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU RAY!!
BAYWATCH THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU RAY!!

BAYWATCH THE COMPLETE SERIES BLU RAY!!

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Baywatch debuted on NBC in 1989, but was cancelled after only one season,[5] when it placed 73rd out of 103 shows in the seasonal ratings, and also because the production studio, GTG, (a joint venture of television station owner Gannett Company, later spun off into Tegna, and Grant Tinker, which was established only to produce the newsmagazine based on Gannett's newspaper USA Today) went out of business.[4] Due to high production costs, GTG was unable to finance the series any further.[6]

Feeling the series still had potential, David Hasselhoff, one of the principal actors, along with creators and executive producers Michael Berk, Douglas Schwartz, and Gregory J. Bonann, revived it for the first-run syndication market in 1991. Hasselhoff was given the title of executive producer for his work on bringing the show back. The series was hugely successful, especially internationally.[7][8]

The show led to a spin-off, Baywatch Nights, and three direct-to-video films: Baywatch the Movie: Forbidden Paradise, Baywatch: White Thunder at Glacier Bay, and Baywatch: Hawaiian Wedding.[citation needed]

The audience was 65 percent female,[9] with its number one audience being women aged 18 to 34. Speaking in 2001, Schwartz explained that, after doing focus groups on Baywatch for about five years, they learnt that the show appealed to this demographic because "most of [its] lead characters were strong, independent women who were heroic, who were saving lives, who were equal to men".[10]

Babewatch is a satirical term sometimes used in connection with the series, which has been used by the humor magazine Mad and television commentators.[11] The term was also used for a series of adult films released between 1994 and 1999 in 13 parts.