Discovery Channel Continues to Pull in Big Ratings With 'Bering Sea Gold: Under the Ice' and 'Yukon Men'

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September 5th, 2012

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(Silver Spring, Md.) –Discovery kept the momentum going for the second week in a row with ‘Do or Die Friday’ lineup of BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE and YUKON MEN, which were the top two programs in cable (excluding sports) for Men 25-54. BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE once again produced big ratings on Friday, August 31 at 9pm ET/PT. BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE was the #1 non-sports program in cable among P/M 25-54 delivery and #2 among M 18-49 delivery. Earning a 1.09 HH / 0.84 P25-54, the one-hour program delivered an average of 1.58 million viewers P2+.


Additionally, freshman series YUKON MEN came in with large numbers on Friday, August 31 at 10pm ET/PT. YUKON MEN was the #2 non-sports program in cable among M25-54. Earning a 1.07 HH/ .076 P25-54, this one-hour program delivered an average of 1.48 million viewers P2+.


BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE follows three gold mining teams run by driven dredge captains whose very livelihoods depend on mining this wet and frozen gold. Split second thinking, extreme focus, and team work are key to staying alive under the ice. The risks are great, and the payoff is even greater.


In new Discovery series YUKON MEN, the residents of Tanana, Alaska are about to face one of the most brutal winters on record. People struggle to find food and heat; battle life-threatening predators just to survive. Boys grow into men quickly here because they must help the family survive. Father-son bonding and tensions take on a new meaning in this environment. The stakes are high in Tanana, and to defy the odds, to survive and to battle the harsh Alaskan wilderness, the residents must overcome obstacles, stick together and prevail.


BERING SEA GOLD: UNDER THE ICE returns this Friday, September 7 at 9pm ET/PT, followed by YUKON MEN at 10pm ET/PT.


  • Babette

    This is the best answer I’ve been able to find on what happened:

    “John was a great friend of mine. I met him here in Nome 4 years ago and he worked for me at Alaska Gold’s Rock Creek Mine. Last Friday night, I met him at the bar and we had a few drinks, catching up. He asked me if I was watching the show and I know but promised I would. We parted ways about 11:30 PM. Around 3:30 or 4:00 AM on Saturday morning, he died of a fatal gunshot wound to the head. He was a great guy and had so much going for him. He will truly be missed. Source(s): I live and work in Nome.

    Answer by Mike – 1 week ago”

  • don’t be bloody stupid

    Jeff i couldn’t agree with you more guns should be banned and everyone else on here just seems to be targeting you for the sake of it while you just seem to want to use your right of free speech.

    as for the rest of you you are all probally dumb gun toating drunk ass sleeping with your sister rednecks anyway.

  • Josh

    Jeff needs a helmet

  • Angel

    R.I.P. John Thoughts and prayers are with his family. 100% agree with Shawn’s comment. Those of you asking to ban our guns Ill remember to look the other way if your ever in a time of need. Just because you own a gun doesn’t mean your a redneck. So I guess all members of the military and law enforcement are just a bunch of rednecks as well.

  • Jerry T

    Man, I totally disagree with Jeff Furlong on his gun control comment but I do not hate him or think he is an idiot because he does not agree with me or because he was insensitive. Give the guy a break, you may need one yourself someday.

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