Eye Of The Hunter™
Kicking off the Sunday morning fieldsports programming, Q3 2012 on NBC Sports, Eye Of The Hunter™ airs right along with shows like Miranda Outdoors, Hank Parker 3D, Babe Winkleman and 3 Gun Nation.
In the tradition of The American Sportsman; mixed with the real life adventure of programs like Man vs. Wild; Eye Of The Hunter™ entertains viewers with hard-hitting, in-your-face-action and plenty of the real stories behind the hunt. Featuring Extreme Huntress Rebecca Francis, X-Games and Monster Energy athlete Chris Burandt, and adventure/filmmaker Tom Opre, Eye Of The Hunter™ travels the world in pursuit of real hunting and outdoor adventure.
GREAT RATINGS! Entering our fifth broadcast season, Eye Of The Hunter™ has historically beat the average Nielsen ratings for field sport programming during the Outdoors 360 programming block. Daytime single air ratings average approximately 75,000 TV house holds.
- October 23, 2009 â€“ 111,125 TV HH
- November 23, 2009 â€“ 150,812 TV HH
- August 5, 2010 â€“ 95,250 TV HH
- November 23, 2010 â€“ 151,000 TV HH
- Eye Of The Hunter™ will air at 7AM EST during the third and fourth quarters in 2012. Historic Nielsen ratings for this time slot has been 125,000 TV house holds. Based on the Eye Of The Hunter™ ability to garner higher than average ratings we are excited about the next broadcast season.
“Tom is edgy. Tom is committed to the outdoors. Tom and his counterparts are the future of communications in the hunting and fishing industry. Tom has shown me his commitment through his tireless efforts to promote the Professional Outdoor Media Association and reach out to young professionals. I’m glad to know folks like Tom are here to fight for the traditional outdoor sports.”
Lee Dovey, Executive Director, Professional Outdoor Media Association
Eye Of the Hunter™ – Hosts
Tom Opre has come a long way since htose days following his outdoor writing father, columnist Tom E. Opre )Detroit Free Press, Field & Stream and Outdoor LIfe), chasing english Setters in the grouse woods or casting a dry fly on the famed “Holy” waters of the Au sable river in Michigan. Opre has been the owner of Tahoe Fils, Ltd., a full service film and video production company, since 1990. He worked on the popular PBS program Michigan Outdoors. From there he went on to work for legendary outdoor filmmaker Glen Lau; to producing documentary films for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and Alligator for PBS; to directing national TV commercial projects including: Federal Cartridge (Addy Award for Best Sporting Goods Commercial in U.S.), Mathews Archery (Switchback, Z7 Extreme), Aimpoint, Otis Technology, Warn Industries, Berkley, Sea Doo, Polaris ATV, and Chevrolet; to directing and producing extreme sports films; including Extreme Velocity: Sled Heads and Extreme Velocity: Mountains & Mud.
Rebecca Francis was the first woman to win the title of Extreme Huntress for 2010. Winning the contest has been one of the most exciting things Rebecca has experienced. Since winning, she has participated in numerous live radio interviews, and been featured in several women’s outdoor publications. She now writes outdoor articles for huntonly.com and has contributed to several hunting magazines.
Rebecca has been hunting since she could walk, and has taken many trophy animals including two brown bear with a bow, african lion and plains game, New Zealand stag, bighorn ram, dall ram, moose, black bear, antelope, turkey, and many great mule deer and elk. Rebecca firmly believes in contributing and volunteering for organizations that support and the conservation of wildlife and hunting.
Chris Burandt, two-time X Games medalist, resides in Kremmling Colorado. Chris is known as the Best All Around Snowmobiler in the World. He has won at the Winter X Games, Red Bull’s Fuel and Fury, name two time FSX freestyle Rider Of The Year, and won an Extremy Award.
Hunting in the Burandt family has always been a great way to spend quality time with his friends and family. Recently, he became hooked on bow hunting.
“I get the same rush of adrenaline, maybe even more, when I’m facing a big bull elk with a bow as I do hitting a back-flip on my snowmobile,” he says.