A&E'S "STORAGE WARS" HITS SERIES HIGH WITH 5.3 MILLION VIEWERS AND BECOMES NETWORK'S #1 SERIES TELECAST OF ALL TIME
New York, NY - September 8, 2011 - Last night's episode of A&E's hit real-life series "Storage Wars" drew record ratings for the network with back-to-back episodes at 10pm and 10:30pm. The 10:30 episode of "Storage Wars" hit a series high of 5.3 million viewers making it the series' most watched episode and the network's #1 original series telecast of all time.
For the seventh straight week, A&E was TV's #1 network in the 10pm hour among A18-49 and A25-54 with 2.3 million and 2.6 million viewers respectively. "Storage Wars" propelled A&E to be cable's #1 network in both A18-49 and A25-54, averaging 1.6 million each in primetime.
A new episode of "Storage Wars" will air on A&E at 10:30pm ET/PT on Wednesday, September 14.
"Storage Wars" is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company ("Ice Road Truckers" and "Deadliest Catch") for A&E Network. Executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy is co-executive producer and Dolph Scott is series producer. A&E executive producers are David McKillop and Elaine Frontain Bryant.
About A&E Network
A&E is "Real Life. Drama." Now reaching 100 million homes, A&E is television that you can't turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network's original scripted series, including "The Glades" and "Breakout Kings," to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning "Intervention," "Dog the Bounty Hunter," "Hoarders," "Billy the Exterminator" and "Storage Wars," and the most successful justice shows on cable, including "The First 48." The A&E website is located at www.aetv.com.