Discovery Channel Has Best First Quarter Ever Among Men 18+ and Men 25-54

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April 2nd, 2013


via press release:



(Silver Spring, MD) Powered by strong series and new hits, Discovery Channel had its best First Quarter ever among Men 25-54 and Men 18+ delivery besting the previous record-holder of 1Q 2004. In addition, 1Q13 produced the best Fridays in network history in P/M 18+ and P/M/W 25-54 delivery with premieres of GOLD RUSH (#1), BERING SEA GOLD (#2) and YUKON MEN (#3) as the Top-3 ad-supported cable programs on Friday nights (excluding sports).


GOLD RUSH completed first quarter as television’s #1 show on 1Q13 Friday nights, beating out all broadcast and cable programs among Men 25-54/18-49 delivery (excludes sports). It was also the #1 ad-supported cable program on 1Q13 Friday nights among HH, P2+, P/M/W25-54, P/M/W18-49 and P/M18-34 delivery (excluding sports). This pushed Discovery to be the #1 network in all of television on Friday nights in 1Q13 among M18-49 delivery beating all cable networks as well as broadcast networks including ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX.


Premieres of FAST N’ LOUD and MOONSHINERS finished in the Top 3 among Men 18-49 and Men 25-54 delivery (excluding sports) on their respective nights and pushing Discovery 1Q13 Prime +7% among M25-54 delivery vs. 1Q12. Additionally, premieres of AMISH MAFIA finished as the #2 1Q13 Wednesday night cable program among P/W25-54 and W18-49 delivery (excluding sports).


Additionally, 1Q13 saw Prime Time double digit increases in key demos, including up +10% among P25-54 delivery and up +16% in W25-54. Other increases included up +4% in Total Viewers P2+ and up +7% in Men 25-54, vs. the same period last year.


Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. NHI Calendar. 1Q13. Delivery.

  • Oliver

    They really missed the opportunity for a “ratings gold” pun

  • E.S.

    Do you have rights to the REAL Discovery Channel logo, and not that ugly monstrosity you use?

  • WhoseReality

    I hope they renew “Weed Country”. I was impressed with just how different the show was from anything else that’s on. Plus it seemed smart enough for me to feel like I was actually DISCOVERING something. More please…

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