Numbers Are In for Seventh-Season Premiere of Cable’s Highest-Rated Show

Apr 14, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The top-rated prime-time show on cable in viewers 18 to 49 debuted its seventh season Tuesday night and had one of its highest-rated episodes ever, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.

The show is Discovery Channel’s "Deadliest Catch." The episode was called "New Blood" and rejoined the crab boat Cornelia Marie, which had been captained by Phil Harris. Harris died after a stroke during the previous season.

In the seventh-season debut, his crew set his ashes out to sea, the article adds.

The episode drew 4.3 million viewers and pulled in stronger numbers than some broadcast networks, especially among men between 18 to 49, the story says.

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