If you are here that means that you love Swamp People as much as we do. In case you have been living under a rock for the past several years….which may be possible if you live in the swamp, Swamp People is an AWESOME reality show that follows real life swamp people as they hunt the most deadly creature in the swamp. This page is a fan page and is not endorsed or affiliated with History Channel’s Swamp People.
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Swamp People is an American reality series that was first broadcast on History on August 22, 2010. The show follows the day-to-day activities of Louisiana natives living in the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin who hunt American alligators for a living.
The program’s seventh and final season premiered on February 8, 2016.
Alligator season in Louisiana begins on the first Wednesday in September and lasts for 30 days. In this time, many of the alligator hunters, following a tradition dating back 300 years, earn most of their yearly income in a high risk vocation dependent on experience and the whims of weather within strict regulation by wildlife laws. Hunters are each issued a certain number of tags that must be attached to their kills; once they “tag out” (run out of tags), their season is over, and they may no longer kill any more alligators for the rest of the season. During this 30 day window, some of these hunters earn most of their annual income culling alligators; therefore, the ultimate goal for the alligator hunters is to tag out before the season ends. Most of the hunters spend the rest of the year harvesting other species (fish, crawfish, shrimp, crabs, raccoons, turtles, etc.) to augment their yearly incomes and/or holding down full-time jobs in other industries.
Each season, the series focuses on various teams of alligator hunters. Some episodes also feature other aspects of the social and sporting life of the swamp, including fishing and hunting for other animals.
Beginning with the fourth season, the program expanded to venues outside the Atchafalaya River Basin, featuring gator hunting crews in other parts of Louisiana, as well as the swamplands of Texas.
The series premiered on August 22, 2010, and set a ratings record for History. The show was initially broadcast on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
Season Two saw the show move from Sunday to Thursday, again at 10 p.m. ET/PT. The season was met with great success and record breaking viewers for the History channel.
For Season Three, Swamp People moved one hour earlier to 9 p.m. ET/PT on Thursday nights. The show returned to that night and time for its fourth season, on February 14, 2013,later moving an hour later to 10 p.m. ET/PT on May 30, 2013 after Pawn Stars moved to Thursdays at 9PM ET.
For Season Five, Swamp People moved to Monday nights at 9 p.m. ET / PT and will continue in to do so for the beginning of Season Six.
The series opener of Swamp People premiered on August 22, 2010. The series premiere garnered 3.1 million total viewers, 2.5 million adults 25–54 and 2.3 million adults 18–49 – driving The History Channel to #1 in cable within the 10-11 p.m. time period in total viewers and Adults 25–54.
Episode 1 of season 2 premiered on March 31, 2011. The second season premiere drew 3.9 million total viewers, and increased 26% versus the season 1 average (3.1 million). It was the series’ most-watched episode ever. Swamp People captured 2.0 million adults age 18–49 and age 25–50 impressions up +25% and +18% from the season 1 average respectively (1.6 million A18-49 and 1.7 million A25-54).
The final episode of season 2 was met with record breaking viewers and ratings. The final episode drew 5.5 million viewers. It drew 2.8 million adults 25-54 and adults 18-49 – scoring the #1 show on cable for the night and the #2 spot in all of television. The season overall averaged 4.1 million viewers for the season, which was up 32% versus season 1.