Last Friday’s Whale Wars episode “Sliced In Two,” which featured the collision of the Shonan Maru 2 with the Sea Shepherd’s vessel Ady Gil, was the series best performing episode ever with 1.7 million viewers.
“Hot on the heels of River Monster’s spectacular season two, Whale Wars is having its strongest season. And this year we have more episodes than ever,” said Marjorie Kaplan, president and general manager of Animal Planet. “Both of these series have become a trademark for the new Animal Planet, underscoring the Surprisingly Human evolution of our brand and our huge opportunity to engage and thrill our audiences.”
Season 3 of Animal Planet’s Whale Wars, which follows the Sea Shepherds’ Whale Defense Campaign on their three-month journey to the South Ocean Whale Sanctuary where they attempt to stop Japanese ships from hunting whales, is on track to be the most watched season in the history of the show.
In this week’s episode, “Revenge is Mine,” the crew deals with the loss of their stealth vessel and returns to the campaign with renewed intensity.