Pawn Stars continues its successful run and this week topped the season finale of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and the season premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In fact, Pawn Stars reigned supreme this Labor Day with its two new episodes topping all cable competition.
Here’s how Pawn Stars, Keeping Up with the Kardashians and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fared in the coveted 18-49 age category:
- Pawn Stars: 2.3 million
- Keeping Up with the Kardashians: 1.8 million
- The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: 1.2 million
This is an amazing feat for Pawn Stars on History. On Monday, Keeping Up with the Kardashians aired its highly anticipated proposal episode to close out the current season. Over on Bravo, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills aired its first show since the suicide of Russell Armstrong. Despite the hype, Pawn Stars, the little engine that could, beat out both in the ratings game this week.
America’s fascination with American memorabilia continues to drive shows like Pawn Stars, American Pickers, Auction Kings, and Auction Hunters. Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars is enjoying the ride and says in his bestselling book License To Pawn…
As the ratings increased and the show became something of a cult hit, the spike happened. One day in December of the first television season, I looked out onto the sidewalk in front of the shop and saw more people than I could count. It hit like a storm – boom, full house. We have had a line out front when we open the store at 9 A.M. every single day since then. We had absolutely no idea it would get this big.
About Pawn Stars on History Channel:
The History Channel is home to another hidden treasure that brings history to life in a fresher, more modern way than Antiques Roadshow ever imagined. Pawn Stars is so much more interesting to watch because of its interesting and unusual finds, coupled with its interesting and unusual characters. The combination is the recipe a rare cable TV find in the wacky world of reality TV. Pawn Stars revolves around the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, located on the outskirts of Las Vegas. It’s owned and operated by three generations of the Harrison family: Richard (more commonly known as “Old Man”), his son Rick, and grandson Corey. A fourth character, Chumlee Russell, is also a regular on the show. The Harrisons have a sharp eye and keen sense of value and history. As Rick says during the show’s opening, “One thing I know for sure is that you never what will come through that door.” From the commonplace to the rare and extraordinary to the weird and truly bizarre, viewers get a chance to see and learn about unusual items, like a 17th century stay of execution order, guns and knives dating back to the 17th century, rare art and so much more. Each week is like discovering yet another treasure trove of America’s past.
Pawn Stars airs every Monday night at 10/9c on the History Channel.
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