Discovery Gives 'Gold Rush' Third Season


Discovery Channel will mine Gold Rush for a third season.

The gold mining realithy series has averaged 4.5 million viewers each week, placing it as the top program on Friday nights across all television in the 18-to-49 demo, as well as with males 25 to 54 and 18 to 49, according to network officials.

Following Gold Rush's second season finale on Friday, Feb. 24, Discovery will air two new behind-the-scenes specials on subsequent Fridays nights.