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2000 March

Discovery Channel Breaks Records with Raising the Mammoth

In a special "Watch with the World" event, Discovery Channel premiered Raising the Mammoth in 146 countries and 23 languages on March 12, 2000. Narrated by Jeff Bridges, the two-hour special built on the success of Cleopatra's Palace: In Search of a Legend.

Raising the Mammoth was the most-watched cable documentary at the time, earning a 7.8 household rating in the U.S., averaging more than 10 million viewers, garnering five Primetime Emmy nominations and winning Outstanding Non-Fiction Special.