Explore Airtel Thanks App    X
  1. Home
  2. »
  3. DTH
  4. »
  5. Top 10 Most TV Popular Shows on Discovery Channel
Discovery plus shows

Top 10 Most TV Popular Shows on Discovery Channel

The Discovery Channel has played a key role in churning out quality content- from educational shows to providing a good dose of entertainment to the viewers since decades now. Launched in 1985, this American cable channel focuses on science, history, and technology predominantly. As of 2021, reportedly, 81 million U.S. audience watches Discovery Channel every day. If you still haven’t joined this list, we will enlighten you to the world offered by the Discovery team. This article lays emphasis on the various Discovery Channel TV shows in detail. You can watch these shows on your set-top box or smart TV box easily.

Buy Airtel DTH with exciting benefits


Genre: Factual, Science, Technology
Developed by: Peter Rees
Premiered: 2003

MythBusters’ hosts (Hollywood special experts) use science as a tool to debunk popular superstitions, rumours, and urban legends. The show was on air till 2018.

Read more: Airtel DTH recharge plans

Man Vs Wild

Genre: Reality TV, Adventure, Educational Television
Hosted by: Bear Grylls
Premiered: 2006

This shows needs no introduction. The show is hosted by Bear Grylls. In every episode, Bear Grylls is left alone with basic tools with his film crew to survive in a remote land.

Gold Rush

Genre: Reality television series
Narrated by: Paul Christie, Dean Lennox Kelly, Shaun Dooley
Premiered: 2010

The show follows the efforts for gold mining made by family run companies in Dawson City, Yukon, Alaska, and Canada. Every season of the show features a different region.

Top Gear

Genre: Automotive entertainment, comedy, and sport
Created by: Jeremy Clarkson and Andy Wilman
Premiered: 2002

Top Gear is a British series which has over 240 episodes in its bank. The show started off by focusing on giving detailed review of motor vehicles. The scope of discussion expanded to broadcast of special races, timed laps of famous cars, celebrities driving special cars, and much more. The show is entertaining and sometimes controversial.


Genre: Crime drama
Written by: Colin Sutton and Ed Whitmore
Premiered: 2019

Winner of two BAFTA Cymru awards, this British series is a television drama based on murder investigations. The stories covered are true and usually high profile. It has only 7 episodes in totality.

Planet Earth

Genre: Nature documentary
Narrated by: David Attenborough, Sigourney Weaver
Premiered: 2006

Another British television series by BBC Natural History Unit, Planet Earth has garnered massive interest of a large audience in short period of time. It has received multiple awards including the Emmy Awards, Royal Television Society, and Peabody Awards. This mini-series has total 11 episodes. One of the best Discovery TV shows, this is a must-watch for you.

Deadliest Catch

Genre: Reality TV series

Created by: Thoms Beers
Premiered: 2005

Made of 18 different seasons, the show follows the day-to-day livings of the fishermen fishing in Bering Sea during the Alaskian King Crab and other crabs fishing seasons.

Read more: List of Airtel DTH channel numbers with price

How the universe works

Genre: Science, Documentary
Narrated by: Mike Rowe
Premiered: 2010

This mind-blowing documentary can be watched on the Discovery channel. The presenter of the show talks about the origin of the universe and dig the story deeper by consulting world-known physicists. The physicists’ chime in and give their opinions.

Bush People

Genre: Reality TV, Docudrama
Narrated by: Asa Siegel
Premiered: 2014

With 14 seasons till date, Bush People is one of the most loved shows on the Discovery channel. The show follows the real lives of the Brown family who live in the wilderness of Alaska, away from the modern world. While some might claim it to be scripted, there’s still a lot to unpack in this Discovery channel TV show.

Frozen Planet

Genre: Nature Documentary

Created by: BBC Natural History Unit

Premiered: 2011

This seven-part series revolves around the life and the environs in the polar regions of Arctic and Antarctica. The show deals with the growing dangers of climate change and its effect on glaciers, sea ice, and flora & fauna in these regions. The series won four Emmy awards and has a second season in the making.

All the above-mentioned Discovery Channel TV shows are available on the Discovery channel. If you are an Airtel DTH user, you can watch the same on channel number 420. Additionally, you can also check out the following related channels in your Airtel DTH recharge pack:

Discovery Science 430
Discovery Kids 461
Investigation Discovery 135
Discovery Turbo 431

You can contact your Airtel representative to add these channels to your DTH pack. Or you can add a channel from the Airtel Thanks app manage section. It is quite easy to manage all your Airtel services.