via press release:
GOLD RUSH #1 ON FRIDAY CABLE FOR 10 CONSECUTIVE WEEKS AMONG PERSONS AND MEN 25-54/18-49 WITH 3.9M VIEWERS
BERING SEA GOLD Hits Season High with 2.35M Viewers on Friday Jan 10
Discovery Channel’s GOLD RUSH has been the #1 Friday cable program for 10 consecutive weeks among Persons and Men 25-54 and Persons and Men 18-49, no exclusions. It was also the #1 cable program in total viewers P2+ and key demos on Friday, Jan. 10. Bering Sea Gold scored a season high in total viewership on Friday, and Discovery Channel was the #2 network in all of television in Men 25-54, no exclusions.
GOLD RUSH at 9PM earned a 2.72 HH/2.15 P25-54/2.77 M25-54/2.24 M18-49 rating and it delivered an average of 3.9 million total viewers P2+ on Jan 10. It was the #1 cable program among Persons and Men 25-54/18-49 delivery, no exclusions, for 10 weeks in a row. GOLD RUSH was also #1 on Friday among Households, Total Viewers P2+, P18+, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49 delivery.
Additionally, GOLD RUSH beat every Friday program across the board on television, including broadcast and cable, among Men 25-54 delivery, no exclusions, including ABC’s Shark Tank, 20/20, Last Man Standing and The Neighbors, CBS’s Intelligence, Hawaii Five-0 and Blue Bloods, FOX’ Bones, Enlisted and Raising Hope and NBC’s Going for Gold, Dracula and Grimm
BERING SEA GOLD at 10 PM on Friday earned a 1.78 HH/1.45 P25-54 rating and delivered 2.35 million total viewers P2+, a season high for the series which follows the adventures of four dredging crews as they battle the conditions – and each other – in search of gold on the bottom of the Bering Sea.
Driven by the characters and storytelling of both GOLD RUSH and BERING SEA GOLD, Discovery Channel was the #2 network in ALL OF TELEVISION for Men 25-54 delivery, no exclusions, beating every network on cable as well as CBS, NBC and FOX on Friday. Discovery was also the #1 cable network among households, Total Viewers P2+, Persons and Men 18+, Persons, Men and Women 25-54 and Persons 18-49 delivery.
A Klondike-themed episode of the GOLD RUSH pre-show, The Dirt, will premiere on Monday Jan. 20 at 7PM before the 9PM premiere of Discovery’s first ever Mini-Series, Klondike. This special episode will explore the connection between the 19th century Klondike gold rush and those of modern day gold miners and their crews who still seek glory and fortune in and out of the Klondike, hosted by Christo Doyle, who also serves as Executive Producer of GOLD RUSH.
This Klondike episode of The Dirt will feature interviews with the actors who portray key characters from Klondike, including Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch, Limitless), Johnny Simmons (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) and Conor Leslie (Chained) as well as GOLD RUSH gold miners Parker Schnabel, “Dakota” Fred Hurt and Dustin Hurt.
Based on actual events, Klondike tells the story of the last great Gold Rush in history. In 1897 two friends make the perilous journey through North American wilderness to the Klondike boom town Dawson City, “The Paris of the North” where murder, revenge, riches and redemption await. From Executive Producer Ridley Scott, starring Richard Madden, Abbie Cornish, Sam Shepard and Tim Roth, among others.
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GOLD RUSH is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw Television, where Dimitri Doganis and James Bates are executive producers and Tom Fulford is series producer. For Discovery Channel, Christo Doyle is executive producer and Meagan Davis is producer. BERING SEA GOLD is produced for Discovery Channel by Original Productions, a Fremantle Media company. For Original Productions, executive producers are Thom Beers, Philip D. Segal, Jeff Conroy, John Gray, Sheila McCormack and Cameron Glendenning. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is David Pritikin.