`River Monsters' Finale Hooks 1.4 Million Viewers


Animal Planet's docu-reality series River Monsters scared up 1.4 million viewers in its season three finale on Monday, topping off a record ratings run for the network's most watched series.
River Monsters, in which extreme angler and biologist Jeremy Wade searches for flesh-eating freshwater fish and other aquatic beasts, averaged a series record 1.5 million viewers for its seven episodes, outperforming its season two numbers in several key demos including adults 18 to 49 (9%), men 18-49 (14%), adults 18-34 (23%)and men 18-34 (24%), said the network.
The May 30 finale was the most watched episode of the season among adult males 25-54, helping the network rank third among all ad-supported cable networks in its timeslot, according to network officials.
Following River Monsters, the network's sneak preview telecast of Finding Bigfoot delivered 1.3 million total viewers. The series will airs Sundays at 10 p.m. beginning June 5.