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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.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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