A&E set a network record for total viewers along with a number of demo records Wednesday night with the season premiere of one of its regular series, the network reported.
The series is “Storage Wars,” which premiered for its second season with back-to-back episodes at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. The 10:30 episode set network records in total viewers, adults 18-49 and viewers 25-54. The episode had 2.9 million viewers in each demo and 5.1 million total viewers, according to A&E.
The earlier episode had 4.5 million total viewers, with 2.6 million in both the 18-49 and the 25-54 demos.
“Storage Wars” set records online too, with Wednesday becoming the highest-traffic day of 2011 and the second-highest day on record for aetv.com in page views and visits.
The show follows buyers who bid on abandoned storage spaces, hoping to turn a profit on the contents.