via press release:
HISTORY’S #1 NEW HIT SERIES ON CABLE
FINISHES FIRST SEASON STRONG
#1 New Cable Series in 2010 among Total Viewers and Adults 25-54
HISTORY’s new hit series, AMERICAN PICKERS, finished up its season 1 run strong. The season finale of back to back 30 minute episodes, on Monday, April 5, produced 3.5 million total viewers, 1.9 million Adults 25-54 and 1.8 million Adults 18-49 at 9pm ET. And, the 9:30pm ET episode posted 3.7 million total viewers, 2.0 million Adults 25-54 and 1.9 million Adults 18-49.
The overall average numbers for season 1 of American Pickers are:
- 3.8 million Total Viewers
- 2.0 million Adults 25-54
- 1.8 million Adults 18-49
Part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians— Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, business partners of Antique Archaeology based in Iowa, are professional “pickers,” trolling America’s small towns and back roads to salvage rare collectibles and good junk from regular folks. AMERICAN PICKERS follows the adventures of Mike and Frank for a glimpse at this little-known side of the antiques business. The all new 10-part series premiered Monday, January 18, and aired on Monday’s at 9pm ET thereafter. Visit www.history.com/americanpickers for more info.
AMERICAN PICKERS is produced for HISTORY by Cineflix Productions. Dirk Hoogstra and Susan Werbe are Executive Producers for HISTORY. Executive Producers for Cineflix Production are Charles Tremayne and Mark Poertner.
HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture. Among the network's program offerings are hit series such as American Pickers, Ax Men, Battle 360, How The Earth Was Made, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars and The Universe, as well as acclaimed specials including 102 Minutes That Changed America, 1968 with Tom Brokaw, King, Life After People, Nostradamus: 2012, Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed and WWII in HD. HISTORY has earned four Peabody Awards, seven Primetime Emmy® Awards, 12 News & Documentary Emmy® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our History® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. Take a Veteran to School Day is the network's latest initiative connecting America's schools and communities with veterans from all wars. The HISTORY web site, located at www.history.com, is the definitive historical online source that delivers entertaining and informative content featuring broadband video, interactive timelines, maps, games and more.