'Gold Rush: South America': Motley miners in 'man heaven'

The quest for Southern Hemisphere riches ends -- at least for now -- on Friday, Aug. 30, with the finale of the summer series "Gold Rush: South America."The spinoff of Discovery Channel's hit reality series "Gold Rush" premiered on Aug. 2 and continued its predecessor's habit of finding viewers, becoming the day's No. 1 cable show among adults ages 25-54 and men ages 25-54 and No. 2 in all of television among men 24-54 and men 18-49.The regular "Gold Rush" series has its fourth season premiere in October.In a TV universe where it's often difficult to get men to give up their video games and sports to actually sit down and watch reality or scripted television, "Gold Rush" has succeeded by following a motley bunch of gold miners seeking to make a fortune by finding the precious metal.It also helps that the men do it by driving around huge earth-moving equipment."It's man heaven," executive producer...



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