via press release:
A&E’S ‘’ THIRD SEASON DEBUT BECOMES NETWORK’S MOST-WATCHED SEASON PREMIERE OF ANY ORIGINAL SERIES IN NETWORK HISTORY WITH 3.7 MILLION VIEWERS
SECOND EPISODE GROWS TO 3.8 MILLION VIEWERS
BECOMING A&E’S TOP TELECAST OF 2010
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – September 8, 2010 – The third season opener of A&E’s critically acclaimed series “” returned with record-breaking back-to-back episodes on Labor Day, becoming the two most-watched episodes in series history across all key demographics, as well as the best season debut for any original series in network history, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.
The third season premiere at 9PM was watched by a record-setting 2.0 million adults 18-49 and 25-54 and a whopping 3.7 million total viewers. The record lasted until the 10PM episode, which climbed to 2.1 million adults 18-49 and 25-54 and 3.8 million total viewers. Both episodes also marked the top two performances of the year for A&E among all three demographics.
Each episode of A&E’s “,” the first and most-watched series about people struggling with extreme hoarding, follows two different people whose inability to let go of their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of personal disaster. In the twenty-episode season three of “ ,” the stakes couldn’t be higher as the people profiled are faced with life changing consequences including eviction, divorce, demolition of their homes, jail time, loss of their children and even death.
“” is produced for A&E by Screaming Flea Productions. Executive Producers are Jodi Flynn, Matt Chan and Dave Severson. A&E Executive Producers are Robert Sharenow and Andy Berg.
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