Discovery's 'Gold Rush' Hits Series Highs

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Discovery Channel's Gold Rush hit a series high with its Dec. 2 episode, drawing 4.74 million total viewers from 9 p.m. to10 p.m, according to Nielsen data.

The previous high for the show was its season one finale on Feb. 18, 2011. Friday's episode was also its highest-rated, delivering a 3.29 household rating and 2.49 rating with adults 25-54.

Gold Rush was also the top program in broadcast and cable TV on Friday evening among key male demos, both men 25 to 54 and guys 18 to 49.