A&E Has Its Most-Watched Telecast of All Time

Jul 21, 2011  •  Post A Comment

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.


  1. Obnoxious characters, manipulated action and downright horrible situations make for the nadir of TV. Shows you how many fools are glued to the box with no ability to discern good from bad. Wasteland is putting it mildly when it comes to “reality” TV and the business in general.

  2. Good lord, who uses the word nadir?

  3. Arts & Entertainment network finds success in a new form of trash TV – somehow it’s fitting. Hats off to them for getting an audience. I wonder what this show’s ratings are in trailer parks?

  4. The entire show is a fraud
    the producers plant “finds” in the storage units and sell them back to the places where they source them
    Coke machine? TOTAL FRAUD
    The FCC should investigate

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