Destination America announced today that it has renewed its breakout hit series Mountain Monsters for a second season. Production on new, hourlong episodes will begin later this year (no word yet on when they will air), and will again follow the hardcore hunters and trappers of the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings (AIMS), as they look for and try to capture mysterious creatures reported in Appalachia.
“Mountain Monsters has quickly become a breakout hit for Destination America, with each new episode continually redefining our peak ratings performance,” said Marc Etkind, general manager of Destination America. “From the mysterious beasts that have haunted America’s wilderness for generations to the native West Virginia sons of AIMS who embody rough-and-tumble backcountry life, Mountain Monsters resonates with viewers who are curious about our country’s local legends as well as the locals themselves.”
When the series premiered on June 22, Mountain Monsters became the best original series debut for Destination America, delivering 339,000 HH viewers and 462,000 P2+ viewers. According to the network, each new episode of Mountain Monsters continued to build upon the previous week’s success. The July 13 premiere drove Destination America’s best night ever among P25-54, HH and P2+ delivery and became the network’s best telecast ever among P25-54 (394,000), M25-54 (210,000) and P2+ (746,000) delivery.
The Mountain Monsters Season 1 finale airs July 27 at 10pm ET/PT on Destination America, with the AIMS team looking for the Lizard Demon of Wood County, West Virginia.
AIMS team from Mountain Monsters Season 1: Courtesy of Destination America