HISTORY(R) Posts Blockbuster Ratings on Monday Night with Premiere Episodes of Hit Series AMERICAN PICKERS and PAWN STARS
New York, September 8, 2010 - HISTORY's lineup of all new episodes of AMERICAN PICKERS and PAWN STARS delivered in a big way this past Monday night scoring another round of record ratings for the network.
The Monday, September 6 at 9pm ET episode of AMERICAN PICKERS set a new record for the series, with 5.3 million total viewers and 2.8 million Adults 25-54.
While, PAWN STARS continues to produce stellar ratings for HISTORY with the Monday, September 6 at 10pm ET episode delivering 5.7 million total viewers, 3.1 million Adults 25-54 and 2.9 million Adults 18-49; while the 10:30pm ET episode scored 5.9 million total viewers and 3.3 million Adults 25-54 and 3.2 million Adults 18-49.
2010 to date, PAWN STARS remains HISTORY's #1 hit and AMERICAN PICKERS continues to claim the #1 new non-fiction series of 2010 among total viewers and Adults 25-54.
HISTORY(R) and HISTORY HD(R) are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, The Universe, Ice Road Truckers, Chasing Mummies, Top Shot and Pawn Stars, as well as acclaimed specials including America the Story of Us, WWII in HD, 102 Minutes That Changed America, Moonshot and Life After People. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, eight Primetime Emmy(R) Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy(R) Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History(R) campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY website, located at www.history.com, is the leading online resource for all things history, featuring over 20,000 videos, images, audio clips, articles and interactive features that allow visitors to dig deeper into a broad range of thousands of historical topics.