Season premiere hits two-year ratings high, is one of Tuesday's top shows in male demos
Nielsen estimates that the season premiere averaged a 1.6 rating/4 share in adults 18-49 and 3.47 million viewers overall in the 9 o’clock hour — up 12% in the demo and 11% in total viewers for the show’s best score since June 2011. It tied with a repeat of CBS drama “NCIS” for the timeslot lead in men 18-49 (1.9/6).
For the night, Discovery ranked No. 1 among cable networks in adults 18-49 (1.2/3). And among all nets, it placed second to NBC in men 18-49 (1.5/4).
Following “Deadliest Catch” at 10 p.m. on Tuesday, the special “Deadliest Catch: The Legend of the Time Bandit” (1.2/3 in 18-49, 2.97 million viewers overall) led all cable networks for its hour in 18-49.