Discovery Channel's 'Moonshiners' and 'Amish Mafia' Break Viewership Records

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December 13th, 2012

via press release:


MOONSHINERS Grabs a Series Best with 3.43 Million Viewers and AMISH MAFIA Delivers a Record 3.64 Million Viewers

Discovery Channel's MOONSHINERS broke series viewership records on Wednesday with 3.43 million viewers. Currently in its second season, this marks the largest viewership in the history of the series. The series premiere of AMISH MAFIA brought in 3.64 million viewers which increased total viewership in HH and total viewers P2+ from Tuesday’s sneak peek premiere. The shows were the #1 and #2 cable programs among HH, P2+, P18+, P/M25-54, P/M18-49 delivery. Additionally, Discovery Channel was the #1 network on cable in Prime Time evening in total viewers P2+, HH, P/M18+, P/M/W 25-54, P/M18-49 and P/M18-34 ratings and delivery.

MOONSHINERS at 10PM ET/PT earned a series best rating with 2.35 HH / 2.14 P25-54 / and 3.43 million total viewers P2+ making it the #1 cable program on Wednesday evening among P/M 25-54, P/M 18-49 and P/M 18-34 delivery, no exclusions.

The AMISH MAFIA series premiere at 9PM ET/PT earned a 2.65 HH / 1.98 P25-54 / and 3.64 million total viewers P2+ average delivery. The AMISH MAFIA sneak peek premiere on Tuesday Dec. 11 earned a 2.51 HH rating and 3.41 million viewers P2+, making last night’s series premiere the highest viewership for the series.

All New episodes of AMISH MAFIA and MOONSHINERS can be seen on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 9 and 10PM, respectively.

Source: Nielsen. NHI Calendar. 12/11/12. Live+SD AA% and (000).

  • tj rooker

    stupid show

  • Vietnam_Vet

    How about changing the title of the show to “Amish Horse S**t” ?

  • Nancy

    Moonshiners should send half their fees to Amish Mafia. That show had two million viewers until Amish Mafia gave it a lead in. Amish Mafia is an incredible show.

  • Rosaura Torres

    They are nothing but thugs….They are just like the rest of the criminals around us…I am not impressed at all with this show…Horrible.

  • James

    Amish Mafia – A fake – The pot they supposedly burn in Season 1 – episode 2 is completely fake! Anyone with a DVR and half a brain could clearly see that! Seriously? Another fake reality show? This does not bring the Amish into a good light at all and you should all be seriously ashamed of the low down work you’re doing.

    Having my doubts with Discovery Channels shows lately. Seems like a whole lotta drama and very little quality entertainment.

  • Jer

    I’m learning to hate all the reality shows on the Discovery Channel. The made up drama is really stupid. The gold rush shows could be interesting but the mentions of potential death or bankruptcy lurking behind every turn get old. If I watch even half a show, I feel less smart for having done so. The high viewership must be from teenage boys.

  • GregoryN

    Discovery sucks. Amish Mafia sucks. These guys are just thunder-pussies. They are really tough in an area where most people are pacifists. They wouldn’t last 2 minutes in my ‘hood’. The show is so staged. I’d enjoy going one-on-one with any of those turds, or all of them.

  • toots

    it even say it fake at the beginin ther

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