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'American Chopper Live' draws big ratings: Here are the bikes -- PHOTOS

(Junior's unique minimalist winner)

The first-ever live American Chopper bike battle delivered strong ratings for Discovery.

All told, 4.8 million viewers tuned in Monday night to watch a three-way battle between Senior and Junior Teutul and Jesse James. It’s the second highest-rated episode in the history of the show (pretty impressive for a show that’s been on the air for eight seasons). The episode was followed by the series premiere of Moonshiners (2.8 million viewers), which was the network’s highest-rated new series launch in several key demos.

Viewers voted Junior the winner of the bike battle, but who did you think won?

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Senior’s bat-mobile…


Junior’s unique minimalist winner

Originally posted December 7 2011 — 5:58 PM EST

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