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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
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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