Fans of Gold Rush are cheering on their favorite miners, hoping for them to “hit the mother lode, as Discovery Channel has promised again and again this season. But, tonight, problems are mounting for Todd, and Parker faces a possibility that he has dreaded as his beloved grandpa has gotten older.
Tonight’s episode, “Up Smith Creek,” will have Todd facing his failures, while the Dakota Boys close in on Jack’s fabled Glory Hole. And, the realities of Smith Creek come into the light. As the Discovery Channel has indicated:
Todd Hoffman operation faces closure if he fails to get the 100 ounces of gold required by his investor. Then his Turbo Trommel lets him down so it’s down to Team Turin to make good on the deal. The Dakota Boys believe they’ve found the elusive Glory Hole and Parker Schnabel uncovers the two-year mystery of Smith Creek Hill, right as his grandpa reveals he may not return from a life-threatening operation.
4.71M Viewers Cannot Be Wrong
Gold Rush fans will no doubt be tuning in to find out the progress all of the miners have made this week, after a second consecutive week of the show beating every program on broadcast television, including CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, during Friday prime time in the highly prized P18-49 demographic on December 7. The show boasted 4.71 million viewers P2+, making it the most-watched telecast of the season in total viewers P2+ delivery. It was also the #1 program in all of television in key male demographics including M25-54/18-49 delivery, no exclusions, and the #1 cable program among HH, P2+, P18+, P/M25-54 and P/M18-49 (no exclusions).
Fans may be wondering if the schedule for Gold Rush will be altered as the holidays approach. This week, of course, “Up Smith Creek,” is a new episode. Next Friday, December 21, a new behind-the-scenes special episode of Gold Rush will air. Finally, on Friday, December 28, a new episode of Gold Rush: The Dirt will air. New regular episodes of Gold Rush will resume on January 4, 2013.
Gold Rush airs on the Discovery Channel on Friday nights at 9/8c. Tonight, after “Up Smith Creek,” fans should stay tuned for a new, behind-the-scenes episode of Jungle Gold.
Additionally, fans can start off their night of gold with Discovery Channel with an episode of Gold Rush: The Dirt at 8/7c:
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