'Shark Week' Debut Night Makes a Splash in the Ratings

Discovery Channel's ode to the killer predator attracts more than 6 million viewers to its first night of new programming.

Discovery Channel’s yearly ode to the killer predator, Shark Week, made a splash with more than 6 million viewers to its Sunday night premieres.

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Great White Invasion, which kicked off the week's programming at 9 p.m., attracted 3.3 million total viewers. It was the No. 3 primetime cable program that evening among adults 18-49.

The second premiere of the night, Jaws Come Home, at 10 p.m. was watched by 3 million viewers. It earned the No. 1 spot among primetime cable programs on Sunday among adults 18-49 and Males 18-34.

This is Discovery Channel’s 24th year of Shark Week programming. Saturday Night Live’s Adam Samberg will be hosting all week.

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