Another Popular Show Is About to Get the Mega-Marathon Treatment

Dec 10, 2014  •  Post A Comment

On the heels of FXX’s record-breaking 12-day “Simpsons” marathon, another popular TV show will get the mega-marathon treatment.

Fans of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” have two weeks to start preparing. Science Channel will program a 10-day “MythBusters” marathon, 220 epsiodes in all, starting Dec. 24 at 6 a.m., reports EW.com’s Inside TV.

While that’s not every episode of the science show, “It’s a far, far longer marathon than anybody can stay awake to watch in its entirety,” the EW article notes.

The marathon, in which the shows will run back-to-back, will conclude Jan. 2.

FXX saw strong viewer numbers for its marathon scheduling of every “Simpsons” episode — all 552 of them, at the time — over 12 days beginning in August. The fledgling cable channel reportedly scored record ratings, jumping from 49th to third in key demos during the event.

Meanwhile, the FXX-“Simpsons” event set what is believed to be a record for the longest continuous airing of a single TV show.


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