SEASON THREE FINALE OF HISTORY'S "MOUNTAIN MEN" HITS 3.0 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS, RANKING AS CABLE'S TOP SHOW FOR THE NIGHT
New York, NY - September 16, 2014 - 3.0 million Total Viewers climbed to the season three finale of HISTORY(R)'S hit unscripted series MOUNTAIN MEN Sunday evening, making the show cable's number one program for the night. The series, which follows the real-life challenges of six men as they use time-honored skills, true grit and sheer cunning to live a life of total freedom deep in America's wilderness, also averaged 1.1 million Adults 25-54 viewers at 9:00pm ET/PT, according to Nielsen Research.
This season, MOUNTAIN MEN averaged 3.1 million Total Viewers and 1.2 million Adults 25-54 viewers. On a Live+7 basis (thru 13 episodes) it is averaging 3.6 million Total Viewers, 1.5 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49 viewers.
From Alaska's Northern Range to Appalachia's Blue Ridge Mountains these MOUNTAIN MEN are the last of their kind. This season, Marty, Tom, Eustace, Rich, Charlie and new Mountain Man, Kyle, confronted the most brutal winter to descend on America in decades. And as they carved their lives from the untamed ranges of America, record sub-zero temperatures and powerful whiteouts brought them to the edge of survival. Predators were a constant threat but the meanest beast in the wild was Mother Nature herself, and this year she gave them hell. They had to stay one step ahead of the deadly cold while braving the extremes of a remote wilderness where a single misstep can send you into the bone-breaking jaws of a grizzly bear or leave you stranded with no help for miles around.
MOUNTAIN MEN is produced for HISTORY by Warm Springs Productions. Russ McCarroll and Kristen Burns are Executive Producers for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Warm Springs are Marc Pierce and Chris Richardson.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. The network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Ice Road Truckers(R), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.