Discovery Finds 1.8 Million Viewers For 'Ardi' Special

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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.

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