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Fans of Discovery Channel programming will no doubt not be surprised by this news: After wrapping up the second quarter, driven by a strong line-up of both returning and all-new series, Discovery continues to dominate the Nielsen ratings.
Discovery retains its spot at the top by wrapping the second quarter with the most watched 2Q ever P2+. The network owned more Top 10 unscripted cable series than any other network across P/M25-54, P/M18-49, M18-34, and P2+, including the Top 5 in M25-54. Discovery also claimed cable’s #1 unscripted series across 5 nights of the week among M25-54 and M18-49. June also was Discovery’s highest rated June ever among P25-54.
Discovery also reports that the network had its second-highest rated 2Q and first half of the year ever among adults and men, as well as its most-watched 2Q ever (Total Viewers) and highest-rated June ever with adults.
Among M25-54, Discovery owned 7 of the Top 10 unscripted cable series including the Top 5 series during 2Q. Leading the pack was STREET OUTLAWS (#1) as part of the network’s Motor Monday line-up. In fact, along with STREET OUTLAWS, Motor Mondays had 3 of the top series among M25-54, with STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS and MISFIT GARAGE.
Other Discovery Channel series rounding out the top shows on cable included DEADLIEST CATCH (#2), ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE (#3), NAKED AND AFRAID (#4), STREET OUTLAWS: NEW ORLEANS (#5), BERING SEA GOLD (#7) and MISFIT GARAGE (#8). The network dominated across cable among M25-54 and M18-49 across 5 nights of the week.
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Source: The Nielsen Company, L+3 TP-based coverage area data (CY16 to-date #1 network claim is program-based, strict daypart, excl. breakouts); “best ever” stories & quoted % changes based on ratings (2 decimals), network/program ranks based on 000s; program rankers excl. single TC, breakouts, programs < 5 min, program-level specials, sports & sports programming, news, talk shows, movies/documentaries; “adults”=A25-54 & “men”=M25-54.
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