Animal Planet’s ‘Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys’ Trampled By Mermaid Faux-Docus, With 1.2 Million Viewers

Animal Planet’s first plunge into the B-horror-movie genre with Blood Lake: Attack Of The Killer Lampreys, from the producers of Syfy’s Sharknado, premiered with fewer viewers – 1.2 million on Sunday to Sharknado’s opening 1.37 million back in July of ‘13 – and not nearly the same buzz.

More to the point, Killer Lampreys fell far short of the 3.6 million viewers who’d watched Animal Planet’s second mermaid faux-docu, Mermaids: The New Evidence, on comparable Sunday one year earlier.  That was Animal Planet’s biggest audience. Ever. New Evidence was a follow-up to the previous year’s mermaid faux-docu, Mermaids: The Body Found which netted 3.4 million viewers and was, until it got trumped by its sequel, Animal Planet’s biggest draw since its September 2006 memorial to on-air talent Steve Irwin (2.7 million viewers), who died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming an underwater documentary.
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