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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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