We all know that Friday night is one of the most important nights for the Discovery Channel. Gold Rush was the most popular show during the winter and early spring months but that does not come back on for several months. Alaskan Bush People gained popularity in the 10:00 pm time slot on Friday nights. It became so popular that it is now on in the coveted 9:00 pm slot on Friday night. The new 10:00 pm show will be Catching Monsters and it will premiere on Friday, June 5th, 2015.
I do not know much about this show other than it documents the lives of Ricky and Nathan Brennan who are seeking the 1500 pound Bluefin Tuna. Fisherman are only allowed one catch per year but the fish can be worth up to $10,000. From what I understand these fish can weigh up to 1500 pounds, get to 15 feet long and can swim 40 mph. That is one powerful fish. Here is what a Bluefin Tuna looks like:
As you can see, these babies can get quite large. The Discovery Channel TV Show Catching Monsters will document the fishing off the coast of Massachusetts in the North Atlantic. I would imagine we will get to meet several members of the crew other than just Ricky and Nathan Brennan but that is all that has been mentioned in the press release. The Discovery Channel has not done a great job of promoting some of the newer shows like Unearthed and Catching Monsters.
I guess we will have to wait and see if this one catches on better than Unearthed. I thought Unearthed was a good concept but it didn’t get the traction Discovery Channel was hoping for. Part of that was likely due to the fact that it was on when the NBA and NHL playoffs were in full swing. Now that there aren’t many sports on during the summer Catching Monsters might just “catch on” for the Discovery Channel.
I will try to watch some of the episodes and document the interesting goings on of the shows. If you are interested in this show and would like to document them please feel free to do so in the comments below.