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Discovery Channel sets record high in Q1 2017

In Q1 2017, Discovery Channel had its best quarter in the network’s history during prime time with audiences 25 to 54. The network owned more of cable’s top 10 unscripted cable ...
April 5, 2017

In Q1 2017, Discovery Channel had its best quarter in the network’s history during prime time with audiences 25 to 54.

The network owned more of cable’s top 10 unscripted cable series than any other network across people 25 to 54; men 18 to 49, and 18 to 34; and total viewers (P2+), including seven of the top 10 in with men 25 to 54.

Leading the show titles was Gold Rush, followed by Street Outlaws, with other top shows on cable being Fast N’Loud, Diesel Brothers, Alaskan Bush People, Moonshiners and Naked and Afraid.

Many of Discovery’s series were hits across individual nights of the week during Q1. The cable network’s ‘Motor Mondays’ had three top series on Monday nights with Street Outlaws, Fast N’Loud and Diesel Brothers, among men 25 to 54

The series Gold Rush (pictured) came in as the networks #1 unscripted cable series across audiences 25 to 54; men 18 to 49 and 18 to 34, and P2+. Gold Rush was the quarter’s #1 series on all of TV – including scripted – on Friday nights across men: 25 to 54, 18 to 49 and 18 to 34. Finally, Alaska: The Last Frontier had the #1 spot on Sunday nights for unscripted in P2+.

Discovery also finished Q1 as the #1 non-sports cable network with men 25 to 54 for a second year in a row.

 

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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