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Over 8.5 million viewers tune in to say goodbye to Captain Phil on ‘Deadliest Catch’

Tuesday night's episode of The Deadliest Catch, which was the last episode featuring the late Captain Phil Harris, was viewed by an audience of 8.55 million.
July 15, 2010

Tuesday night’s episode of The Deadliest Catch, which was the last episode featuring the late Captain Phil Harris, was viewed by an audience of 8.55 million. That makes the episode, titled ‘Redemption Day,’ the third-most-watched program in the history of Discovery Channel, behind Raising the Mammoth and Walking with Dinosaurs from 2000. The numbers were also a record high for the series. The show’s companion program, After the Catch, drew 6.849 million in the slot following the episode. Harris passed away in February of this year.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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