A&E’s special on Dog’s arrest ties Dog’s wedding special for the highest-rated show on the network

Tuesday’s A&E special on Dog the Bounty Hunter’s arrest was watched by 4.5 million people.

That was the same number of viewers that watched A&E’s previously highest-rated show, a special about Dog’s wedding.

But the show did set a record: 2.9 million people ages 18 to 49 watched, which is “an A&E record,” according to Broadcasting and Cable. The special reairs Saturday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m.

‘Dog’ Special Sets A&E Record [Broadcasting and Cable]

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