Doc premieres to healthy ratings

The two-hour premiere of 11-part, Discovery Channel documentary “Life” Sunday drew 9.4 million viewers, airing across seven cable networks.

Discovery, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and Discovery Health aired the Oprah Winfrey-narrated, circle-of-life-themed doc.

For Discovery itself, “Life” was the most-watched premiere since 2000, the year of “Walking With Dinosaurs” and “Raising the Mammoth.” It averaged a 5.24 household rating, and drew 4.3 million viewers among adults 25-54.

Across the multiple networks, nearly 34 million viewers sampled the program.

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