'Finding Bigfoot' Premieres Strong for Animal Planet

Finding Bigfoot Animal Planet - H 2012
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Finding Bigfoot Animal Planet - H 2012

Finding Bigfoot, Animal Planet's docuseries dedicated to investigating the existence of Bigfoot, returned for its sophomore season Sunday performing better than its series debut.

Delivering 1.6 million total viewers in the 10 p.m. hour, the season premiere of Finding Bigfoot jumped half a million viewers compared to the series launch, which averaged 1.1 million in May 2011.

That mark is a franchise best in total viewers and the second-best season opener among the adults 25-54 demo (861,000), behind only River Monsters.

Finding Bigfoot follows BFRO members Matt Moneymaker and James "Bobo" Fay, educator Cliff Barackman and biologist Ranae Holland as they embark on their quest to prove if Bigfoot exists and if he or she is alive in North America.