20 March 2017
 
NEW YORK (March 20, 2017) – Travel Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” continues to break records, delivering its highest-rated episode in the series’ history on Wednesday, March 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT. It was the network’s highest-rated prime time show since October 2015. Attracting more than 1.4 million total viewers, the episode captured the #9 spot for all viewers A25-54 and the #8 spot for M25-54 in its timeslot among all ad-supported cable networks. Focused on England’s Vanished Crown Jewels,” the compelling episode followed avid adventurer Josh Gates on his quest to find the legendary lost treasure of King John. As a result of the episode’s performance, “Expedition Unknown” is rating 40 percent higher among A25-54 than last season. The current season has attracted more than 11.5 million total viewers since its premiere in October 2016.
 
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For virtual and active travelers who want to go on a thrilling quest; taste other cultures; enjoy the mystery of the unexplored; get a dose of epic adventure or a splash of wacky fun; there is no better daily escape than Travel Channel. Reaching more than 84 million U.S. cable homes, Travel Channel is the world’s leading travel media brand. Fans also can visit Travel Channel for more information or interact with other fans through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, Travel Channel is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc., which also owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country.
 
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