Gold mining continues on Discovery Channel’s Jungle Gold, although the so-called miners, Scott Lomu and George Wright VI, are not getting very good—well, any, really—results.
This week on Jungle Gold, George and Scott find themselves without a site to dig, and must step it up in order to have a chance to change their finances. According to the Discovery Channel, on tonight’s “Armed Robbery” season finale episode:
Scott and George have been kicked off their gold mine in Ghana and need to buy a new claim to keep their mining dreams alive. But raising the cash involves a desperate and dangerous gold deal with life threatening consequences deep in the bush.
Turning Mining Failures into Broadcast Millions
Scott and George are having even less success than their counterparts in Alaska and the Klondike, but Jungle Gold continues to be a ratings winner for the Discovery Channel. Gold Rush and Jungle Gold were the top two programs in cable on Nov. 30 in cable among P/M/W25-54 and P/M18-49 delivery. Second only to Gold Rush, Jungle Gold was the #2 cable program (no exclusions) among P/M/W25-54 and P/M18-49 delivery on Friday night. Jungle Gold also out-delivered most broadcast programs among Men on Friday night, achieving the #4 spot in ALL OF TELEVISION in 18-49 delivery. Earning a 1.74 HH/1.54 P25-54 rating, Jungle Gold delivered 2.64 million viewers P2+, making it the highest rated telecast of the season in the P25-54 demo.
So, regardless of whether or not they are on the gold—and as fans of the show know, they definitely are NOT on the gold so far—people are watching Scott and George plunder their way through Ghana each week, making a mess and having nothing to show for it.
Stay tuned for this week’s season finale, “Armed Robbery,” when Scott and George risk their lives to turn their luck around with a shady gold deal in the bush.
Jungle Gold airs on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights at 10/9c, following Gold Rush at 9/8c.
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