More than 3.2 million viewers tuned in to Discovery Channel and Animal Planet on Sunday night for Steve Irwin's last documentary.
Ocean's Deadliest, which aired from 8-9:30 p.m. on both networks, averaged more than 1.5 million total viewers on Animal Planet, improving on the network's January 2006 primetime average by 157 percent. At Discovery, more than 1.7 million viewers tuned in to the documentary, which Irwin was shooting when he was stung by stingray and died in September.
The documentary was followed by a half-hour tribute to Irwin's life at 9:30 p.m. titled Crikey! What an Adventure! which drew more than 1.2 million viewers on Discovery and 1.5 million on Animal Planet.
In other cable ratings, Sci Fi Channel debuted The Dresden Files on Sunday night as well as the midseason premiere of Battlestar Galactica, which has ...Read more