Press Release

03Jun2013

River Monsters Season 5 Finale Grabs 2.2 Million Record-Breaking Viewers

The RIVER MONSTERS season finale helped Animal Planet achieve its best Monday night performance in network history among P2+ (1.8M); HH (1.1M); P18-49 (999K); P25-54 (966K); M18-49 (606K); M25-54 (586K); W18-49 (393K); and W25-54 (381K).

RIVER MONSTERS achieved its most-watched season ever in 2013 across key demos, with season five outpacing season four with P2+ (+19%, 1.8M vs. 1.5M); HH (+7%, 1.2M vs. 1.1M); P18-49 (+19%, 943K vs. 795K); P25-54 (+6%, 885K vs. 836K); M18-49 (+23%, 584K vs. 474K); M25-54 (+7%, 533K vs. 500K); P18-34 (+20%, 462K vs. 386K); W25-54 (+5%, 352K vs. 336K); and W18-49 (+12%, 359K vs. 321K).  RIVER MONSTERS remains Animal Planet's top performing series ever, delivering 1.8M P2+ viewers across its season five episodes.

 “For five fascinating seasons, Jeremy Wade has taken us on extraordinary adventures to find glorious creatures that still lurk in the hidden corners of this planet,” said Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet.  “Now, just when you might think he had uncovered every mystery and found every monster, we’re thrilled to announce a whole new season of freshwater adventures.”

RIVER MONSTERS takes viewers along with extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade as he unravels freshwater fish tales of giant killers, where sometimes fact really is stranger than fiction! And this season, Animal Planet's best-performing series in network history followed Wade on a worldwide search for harrowing stories of bloodthirsty fish. A fearless explorer, he aims to hook the finned culprits that are thought to attack humans and reveal how much truth lies in the legends.  This season took him inside the jungles of Nicaragua, the fjords of Norway and even the nuclear wasteland of Chernobyl. 

 

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