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'Deadliest Catch' comes back strong for Discovery

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The seventh season premiere of Deadliest Catch on Tuesday earned a 2.89 rating in homes and a 2.65 rating among persons 25-54 — one of the series highest-rated episodes of all time, Discovery says. The episode “New Blood” averaged more than 4.3 million viewers and was the No. 1 prime time cable telecast among viewers as well as men and women ages 18-49.

The premiere out-delivered almost all broadcast programs among men 25-54 (except for NCIS and NCIS: Los Angeles).

Discovery was also the No. 1 cable network in prime time among viewers, women 25-54 and persons 18-49.

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