Discovery's 'Life' outperforms 'Planet Earth'

HD nature series draws 11.8 million viewers on Sunday

The debut of Discovery's latest HD nature series "Life" drew a titan 11.8 million viewers on Sunday night.

It is 1.5 million more than the opener for the much-loved 2007 miniseries "Planet Earth."

It also marks the network's most-watched premiere since "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Raising the Mammoth" in 2000.
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