Discovery's "Life" outperforms "Planet Earth"

Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:07am EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - The debut of Discovery's latest HD nature series, "Life," drew a titan 11.8 million viewers Sunday night.

That's 1.5 million more than the opener for the much-loved 2007 miniseries "Planet Earth."

It also marks the network's most-watched premiere since "Walking with Dinosaurs" and "Raising the Mammoth" in 2000.

The 11-episode "Life" is narrated by Oprah Winfrey.