Captain Phil's Death On "Deadliest Catch" Draws Record Ratings For Discovery Channel

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About 8.5 million viewers watched the “Deadliest Catch” episode on Tuesday night that documented the death of Captain Phil Harris.That figure is remarkably high for the Discovery Channel, which has broadcast “Deadliest Catch” for five years. The episode ranks as the third-highest telecast in Discovery’s 25-year history, behind only “Raising the Mammoth” and “Walking With Dinosaurs,” two special events in 2000.

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