Discovery Beats CBS, NBC and ABC w/ 'Amish Mafia' & 'Moonshiners' on 12/19

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December 20th, 2012

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“AMISH MAFIA” Grabs 3.08 Million Viewers and #3 Position in All of Television in Male Viewers


Discovery Channel Beats CBS, NBC and ABC in Male Viewers in Prime Time



Discovery Channel's MOONSHINERS broke series viewership records on Wednesday, Dec. 19 with 3.65 million viewers. Currently in its second season, this marks the largest viewership the series has delivered in the history of the series. AMISH MAFIA delivered 3.08 million viewers which made it the #2 series on cable behind only MOONSHINERS.


Additionally, Discovery Channel finished as the #1 cable network on Wednesday evening in HH, P2+, P/M18+, P/M/W 25-54, P/M/W18-49 and P/M18-34 ratings and delivery. Discovery Channel also beat CBS, NBC and ABC among Men 25-54/18-49/18-34 delivery for the night.


MOONSHINERS at 10PM ET/PT earned a series best rating 2.56 HH, 2.24 P25-54 with 3.65 million total viewers P2 making it the #1 show in all of television, including broadcast television programming, among M25-54 and M18-49 delivery. It was also the #1 cable program among HH, P2+, P18+, P/M/W25-54, P/M/W18-49 and P/M18-34 delivery, no exclusions.


AMISH MAFIA at 9PM ET/PT earned a 2.12 HH, 1.87 P25-54 with 3.08 million total viewers P2+. It was the #2 cable show among P/M25-54 and P/M18-49 delivery behind only MOONSHINERSAMISH MAFIA finished #3 in all of television and beat numerous broadcast television programs among  Men 18-49 and 25-54 delivery, including ABC’s “Modern Family”, “The Neighbors”, “The Middle”, and “20/20”; CBS’ “CSI”, “Criminal Minds” and “Home for the Holidays”; and NBC’s “Chicago Fire” and the “Miss Universe Pageant”.


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

  • psychic

    Amish Mafia. Amish MAFIA?
    Why did I not know this was a thing, and why am I not watching it right now?

  • Nancy

    Amish Mafia!!!!! My new favorite show!!!!!!

  • Bjm

    Why are the guys in the picture for Amish Mafia not wearing beards?

  • Reality

    Americans love them some fake reality TV.

  • CenterGravity

    They beat a night of mostly repeats and cr@ppy specials? Congrats!

  • Bjm

    @Reality – Not the Americans I know. Don’t say Americans like fake reality TV. My friends and I certainly don’t, and we are Americans. I didn’t watch these shows. Nor did I watch the repeats and specials on the broadcast channels. I can read, and I did so.

  • jaime

    LeviYOU and scooter boy SHOULD come to MEXICO and see if you are A mafioso OH and bring ESTHER. UUUHHH CUNKY BUT FUNKY!!!

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