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'River Monsters' season premiere breaks Animal Planet records

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The Sunday night season premiere of "River Monsters" on Animal Planet brought in more viewers than any season premiere in the network's history. According to an April 7 article on "The Wrap," the 2-hour show starring extreme fisherman Jeremy Wade, had 1.7 million viewers.

All network executives are particularly interested in the show's ratings in the 18-49 demographic. The season premiere of "River Monsters" on April 6 also had the largest-ever Animal Planet audience for a season premiere for that age group with 975,000 watching.

"River Monsters" features the adventures of Wade as he travels around the world fishing various rivers in hopes of documenting the existence of legendary fish. The show definitely speaks the language of science but also feels like an exotic travelogue at the same time.

Most interestingly, however, is the aspect of the show that feels like "Ripley's Believe It Or Not," and that's probably what draws in the coveted 18-49 crowd. You can view the attached video to see some of the curious creatures that Jeremy Wade pulls out of rivers and lakes around the world on “River Monsters.”

“River Monsters” airs on Animal Planet at 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.

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