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25 Years of Shark Week: The History

25 YEARS inofr SHARK WEEK Seven days of documentary-style television that appeals to our fascination with the oceans' most feared beasts. the Nistory This year's eight new specials Celebrity Shark Week Hosts THE LINEUP CHIEF SHARK OFFICERS AIR JAWS APOCALYPSE 12 AUG 9 р.т. ЕT SUN SHARK WEEK'S 25 BEST BITES 10 р.т. ЕТ MYTHBUSTERS' JAWSOME SHARK SPECIAL 13 AUG 9 р.т. ЕT MON SHARKZILLA PETER BENCHLEY HEIDI KLUM LES STROUD Author of Jaws 1994 Model Survivorman Host 10 p.m. ET 2003 2007 HOW JAWS CHANGED THE WORLD 14 SHARK FIGHT AUG 9 р.т. ЕT TUE 10 р.т. ЕТ GREAT WHITE HIGHWAY 15 AUG 9р.т. ЕТ WED CRAIG FERGUSON ANDY SAMBERG ADRIFT: 47 DAYS WITH SHARKS AUG Late Night Show Host Comedian 16 THU 9 р.т. ЕТ 2010 2011 People on the internet love sharks SOCIAL SHARK STATS Facebook Likes Twitter Followers YouTube Subscribers 555,165 63,188 You TubeA 535,658 Jaw-dropping records SHARK WEEK BY THE NUMBERS In 2011, there were more than 750,000 In its 24 years of Shark Week, Discovery Channel has aired tweets from celebrities and fans. 143 PROGRAMS COMES HOME JAWS ranks in the top 10 most-watched Shark Week shows of all time. НОМE, (2011) Shark Week contains some of Discovery Channeľ's most-watched content, with more than 30 MILLION people tuning in for 2010 alone. 25 years of Discovery Channeľ's most-watched programming SHARK WEEK TIMELINE In its second year of programming, the Discovery Channel decided to dedicate an entire week to sharks 7.25.1987 First episode airs, the two-hour special, Live from a Shark Cage 1994 Author of Jaws, Peter Benchley, becomes the first celebrity host 1995 The series starts, and continues, to be watched by over 20 million 2000 The first 3-D shark program premiers 2002 Swiss-born biologist Erich Ritter is bit while filming a Shark Week special. After recovering, Ritter was featured in 2003's Anatomy of a Shark Bite 2010 Oceana, Ocean Conservancy, and the Pew Charitable Trusts team with Shark Week to create PSAS about endangering shark-finning practices 2011 Comedian Andy Samberg becomes the networks first Chief Shark Officer 2012 Shark Week celebrates 25 years http://insidetv.ew.eom/2012/06/27/shark-week-25-anniversary-lineup/ 0,28804,2085822_2085823_2086091,00.html Lemonsly Created by week-week-to-premiere-sunday-august-12-on-discovery/139585/

25 Years of Shark Week: The History

shared by Lemonly on Aug 09
There’s a lot to celebrate for a quadrancentennial. Not only has Shark Week been around for 25 years, but it has been one of Discovery Channel’s most popular programs with over 30 million viewers ...




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