A series that has racked up 13 Primetime Emmy Awards during its run will be back for another season. Discovery Channel announced that it has renewed “Deadliest Catch” for season 12.
The reality series, which has been airing since 2005, has been a staple on awards shows, including taking home three Primetime Emmys last year — for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program along with Outstanding Cinematography and Picture Editing for Reality Programming. It was named Outstanding Reality Program in 2011.
The series follows the exploits of crab fishermen on the Bering Sea, off the coast of Alaska. Along with its accolades, the show has pulled in strong ratings.
“In its most recent season premiere, which aired April 14, ‘Deadliest Catch’ placed first among all cable shows in key demos and led Discovery to finish as the #1 cable network in Prime delivering a 2.51 P25-54 AA% and averaged 4.03 million total viewers P2+, up +7% in both categories versus last season’s average,” Discovery noted in its announcement.
The network adds: “‘Deadliest Catch’ is also pulling in top ratings among women. The premiere was a top 10 cable program on Tuesday night with women (coming in at #7), beating Lifetime’s ‘Dance Moms,’ Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live,’ E!’s ‘Botched’ and A&E’s ‘Married at First Sight.’ In addition, the series is growing it’s younger demo and posted a +16% increase from last season’s premiere in P12-17 rating.”