The Moment is an American reality television series on USA that debuted April 11, 2013. Casting for a potential second season is already taking place. The series debuted with 1.129 million viewers, with the second episode dropping to 963,000 viewers and its third airing capturing only 950,000 viewers — which led to USA shifting the series to Fridays at 11 pm.
A guided tour of the history of numbers and how they’ve shaped the development of humankind is at the heart of this unique series. In five episodes that take us across time and around the world, we see how mathematics played an important role in ancient Egypt and Greece, early India, medieval Europe, and our own modern world. Computer graphics make mathematical formulae accessible and interesting, while dramatic reenactments of history pique the viewer’s interest.