via press release:
A&E'S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ‘SHIPPING WARS’ PREMIERE
WATCHED BY THREE MILLION VIEWERS
New York, NY – January 11, 2012 – The premiere of A&E’s newest original series entrant, “Shipping Wars,” was watched by three million viewers with back-to-back episodes at 9:00PM and 9:30PM on Tuesday, January 10, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals.
The episodes, which averaged 3.0 million total viewers and 1.6 million adults 18-49 and 25-54, also grew from the 9:00PM episode to the 9:30PM episode among adults 25-54 (1.5 million to 1.6 million) and remained steady with adults 18-49.
Each episode of “Shipping Wars” dives into the cutthroat world of heavy-duty movers as they battle for the chance to transport the unshippable. The competition begins with uShip, the world’s largest online auction house for independent truckers. Every day, thousands of shipments are put up for auction. The battle is fierce as the movers have only minutes to bid, and the lowest bidder gets the load. From oversized loads and bulky packages to the truly bizarre, these shippers will haul anything if the price is right. The high-stakes race is on as they set out to deliver the loads in time, and any setback can cost big bucks.
“Shipping Wars” is produced by Megalomedia for A&E Network. Executive producer is Jonathan Nowzaradan. Co-executive producers are Tom Mireles, Jeff Keels and Graham Davidson. A&E executive producers are David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Neil A. Cohen.
About A&E Network
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