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[01/25/11 - 02:07 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: Discovery
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

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LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: Discovery

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"Flying Wild Alaska" (premiered Friday, January 14 at 9/8c)
"Hogs Gone Wild" (premiered Sunday, January 16 at 10/9c)
"Masters of Survival" (premiered Thursday, January 20 at 9/8c)
"Desert Car Kings" (premieres Wednesday, January 26 at 10/9c)
"Sons of Guns" (premieres Wednesday, January 26 at 9/8c)
"Kidnap & Rescue" (premieres Saturday, January 29 at 10/9c)
"Man vs. Wild" (Season 6 premieres Thursday, February 17 at 9/8c)
"Out of the Wild: Venezuela" (premieres Thursday, February 17 at 10/9c)
"American Loggers" (Season 3 premieres Friday, March 4 at 10/9c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Deadliest Catch" (Season 7, April)
"Dual Survival" (Season 2, TBA)
"Man, Woman, Wild" (Season 2, TBA)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
4.452 (2.0) - Deadliest Catch S6
4.426 (1.6) - Life
3.829 (1.7) - After the Catch S6
2.387 (0.9) - Gold Rush: Alaska S1
1.933 (0.9) - Dirty Jobs S6*
1.891 (0.7) - Into The Universe with Stephen Hawking
1.874 (0.8) - Mythbusters S8.1*
1.843 (0.8) - Swamp Loggers S2*
1.805 (0.8) - American Chopper: Senior vs. Junior S1
1.765 (0.7) - Mythbusters S8.2*
1.595 (0.7) - Storm Chasers S4*
1.554 (0.7) - Dual Survival S1*
1.514 (0.7) - The Colony S2*
1.495 (0.6) - Dirty Jobs S7
1.471 (0.6) - Man vs. Wild S5*
1.462 (0.6) - Auction Kings S1*
1.422 (0.7) - Man vs. Wild S4.2*
1.374 (0.5) - Swamp Loggers S3
1.364 (0.6) - Surviving the Cut S1*
1.336 (0.5) - Man, Woman, Wild S1*
1.313 (0.7) - Howe & Howe Tech S1*
1.295 (0.5) - American Loggers S2
1.284 (0.5) - Swords S2*
1.228 (0.5) - Snow Men S1*
1.186 (0.5) - Beyond Survival with Les Stroud S1*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· AMERICAN LOGGERS (DISCOVERY)
· AUCTION KINGS (DISCOVERY)
· BEYOND SURVIVAL WITH LES STROUD (DISCOVERY)
· COLONY, THE (DISCOVERY)
· DEADLIEST CATCH (DISCOVERY)
· DESERT CAR KINGS (DISCOVERY)
· DIRTY JOBS (DISCOVERY)
· DUAL SURVIVAL (DISCOVERY)
· FLYING WILD ALASKA (DISCOVERY)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· GOLD RUSH (DISCOVERY)
· HOGS GONE WILD (DISCOVERY)
· HOWE & HOWE TECH (DISCOVERY)
· KIDNAP & RESCUE (DISCOVERY)
· LIFE (DISCOVERY)
· MAN VS. WILD (DISCOVERY)
· MAN, WOMAN, WILD (DISCOVERY)
· MASTERS OF SURVIVAL (DISCOVERY)
· MYTHBUSTERS (DISCOVERY)
· OUT OF THE WILD (DISCOVERY)
· SNOW MEN (DISCOVERY)
· SONS OF GUNS (DISCOVERY)
· STEPHEN HAWKING'S INTO THE UNIVERSE (DISCOVERY)
· STORM CHASERS (DISCOVERY)
· SURVIVING THE CUT (DISCOVERY)
· SWAMP LOGGERS (DISCOVERY)
· SWORDS: LIFE ON THE LINE (DISCOVERY)





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