History Channel Sets a Ratings Record

Jan 26, 2011  •  Post A Comment

History Channel announced that it had its all-time highest-rated telecast Monday night, with two shows racking up big numbers for the cable channel.

The star of the network’s lineup is “Pawn Stars,” which drew 7 million total viewers for its 10:30 p.m. airing–an all-time high for History. Also performing well was “American Pickers,” which averaged 6.2 million viewers in its 9 p.m. slot.

Another episode of “Pawn Stars,” aired at 10 p.m., had 6.7 million viewers.

History Channel reported that it finished the night as the No. 1 cable network in total viewers, adults 25-54 and adults 18-49.

“Pawn Stars” follows people pawning merchandise at a Las Vegas shop, while "American Pickers" is a show about two collectors and vendors who hunt for memorabilia and artifacts throughout the Midwest.

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