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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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