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Shark Week Snaps Up Ratings Records for Discovery Channel

Shark Week Snaps Up Ratings Records for Discovery Channel

EXCLUSIVE: When the dust settled,Discovery Channel’s Shark Week 2013 emerged as the most watched in the franchise’s 26-year history. An average of 2.12 million people watched Shark Week in primetime, Discovery says, and nearly 29 million unique viewers sampled the orgy of shark-dom. Sunday’s kickoff faux-documentary Megalodon: The Monster Shark Lives survived the week as the most-watched program in the franchise’s history, with an average of nearly 5 million tuning in. Shark Week was TV’s highest-rated...
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‘Shark Week’ at 25: Evolution of an event

‘Shark Week’ at 25: Evolution of An Event

As Discovery Channel continues its 25th annual ‘Shark Week,’ executive producer Brooke Runnette (pictured) reflects on how the show has changed over a quarter of a century. This year’s ‘Shark Week’ is offering up more programming than ever before, with 10 premieres, including Sharkzilla and How Jaws Changed the World, as U.S. net Discovery Channel celebrates 25 years of shark fascination. Brooke Runnette, ‘Shark Week’ executive producer, tells realscreen the reason why audiences have been...
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Phil DeFranco Tapped to Host Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Phil DeFranco Tapped to Host Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

Discovery Channel acquired Revision 3 back in May, 2012. And when the biggest non-fiction television company (that’s the distributor of such hit properties as Mythbusters, Dirty Jobs, and Man vs. Wild) bought and brought on the board the team and talent at the biggest non-fiction web original video company (that’s a distributor of and agent for such hit properties and personalities as The Totally Rad Show, Tekzilla, TechnoBuffalo, and Epic Meal Time), I made some educated guesses as to ways in which...
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Shark Week 25th anniversary lineup -- EXCLUSIVE

Shark Week 25th anniversary lineup — EXCLUSIVE

Cable’s longest-running ritual, Discovery’s Shark Week, will celebrate its 25th anniversary beginning Aug. 12. A host has not yet been announced, but EW has the first look at this year’s eight new specials. And they are… Air Jaws Apocalypse, premiering Aug. 12 at 9 p.m. ET: First of all, love the title. How else do you top Ultimate Air Jaws? Shark expert Chris Fallows and natural history producer Jeff Kurr return to Seal Island, South Africa and the 14-foot great white named Colossus. “And what...
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'Duck Dynasty' stars turn passion for fowl into million-dollar business

‘Duck Dynasty’ stars turn passion for fowl into million-dollar business

FOXNEWS The stars of “Duck Dynasty” took their passion for duck-call tools and turned it into a multi-million dollar franchise and a new reality show on A&E. The duck-loving family stopped by “Fox and Friends,” where Duck Commander Phil talked about the evolution of their business from the first year making $8,000 to the flourishing profits they have today. “Well [it just happened] slowly,” Phil said. “Then the next year a little more, then the next year a little more and then finally...
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An American Guns Story…

An American Guns Story…

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- SHOT Show is an experience. You get to meet lot’s of interesting people. And get mugged by them. Tuesday evening, I was strolling through the Sands expo complex with the rest of the My Gun Culture literary assault team, minding our own business, when suddenly I found myself in a choke hold. OK, so I was in condition white. It was SHOT Show and I was arguably on the safest real estate on the planet at the time. Gimme a break. Anyway, a voice whispered in my ear “Give me all your...
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American Guns

New Discovery Series “American Guns” to Feature Colorado Family’s

Wyatts: Typical Suburban Family, aside from their booming firearms business (Silver Spring, Md.) – The Wyatts are your typical suburban family… who just happened to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, located outside Denver, Colorado, where they buy, sell and trade guns – from hand canons to hunting rifles. And if you don’t see what you want, they’ll build one for you – from nothing more than a block of...
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Shark Week Preview Video With Andy Samberg Bares Lady Gaga's Teeth

Shark Week Preview Video With Andy Samberg Bares Lady Gaga’s Teeth

Great bits from comedians always remain rattling around in my brain and, in light of this post, I can’t help but recall Ricky Gervais’ TV watching habits of only The Discovery and History Channels, meaning that he knew everything there was to know about sharks and Nazis. Of course Gervais was exaggerating, that’s not all these two great channels air… well, except for the former during Shark Week. Twenty-four years ago, some dude at Discovery pitched the idea for a week invested in...
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Shark Attack Survival Guide

Shark Attack Survival Guide

You can keep your Real Housewives marathons and your overhyped sporting events, because this is the week that television was made for: Shark Week. There’s something about slow-motion video of a great white leaping through the air to sample some tasty seal that makes us not leave the couch for anything other than an actual shark attack. And if that were to happen – because we do tend to watch a lot of TV while gently paddling our surfboard off the coast of South Africa – we’d be prepared, because...
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