‘Dog’ Special Sets A&E Record

Sep 20, 2006  •  Post A Comment

A&E’s Tuesday night special on the arrest and possible extradition of Duane “Dog” Chapman broke ratings records for the channel.

The special, “Dog: The Family Speaks,” was seen by 4.5 million viewers. That ties the network’s previously most-seen program, a “Dog the Bounty Hunter” special covering Mr. Chapman’s wedding. Among viewers 18 to 49, the episode was seen by 2.9 million viewers, an A&E record in the demo.

Mr. Chapman was arrested by U.S. marshals last week and released on bail. He faces extradition due to a 2003 case in which he captured a serial rapist in Mexico, where bounty hunting is illegal.