Discovery Finds 1.8 Million Viewers For 'Ardi' Special


Discovery Channel's two hour special Discovering Ardi attracted 1.8 milion viewers on Sunday night, according to Nielsen data.

Orbiting around Ardipithecus ramidus (Ardi for short) a hominid that helps shed new light on human evolution, delivered 859,000 persons 25 to 54 from 9-11 p.m on Oct. 11.

That compares very similarly to History's special about The Link back in May, which examined Ida, a fossil that may be man's earliest known mammalian forbear. The show pulled in nearly 2 million watchers, including 900,000 of the aforementioned demo.