'Storage Wars' hoards record ratings in season premiere
"Storage Wars" has just lifted the door on some record ratings.
The A&E reality hit about storage auctions delivered 5.1 million total viewers in its Season 2 premiere at 10:30 Wednesday night, according to the Nielsen Co. That was the second half of back-to-back premiere episodes; the first scored 4.5 million viewers.
That makes it the highest-rated series telecast in A&E history. Perhaps more impressive: The hour beat original episodes of NBC's reality dating show "Love in the Wild" (4.6 million) and ABC's newsmagazine "Primetime Nightline" (3.2 million).
"Storage Wars" is structured as a competition among professional buyers who bid on the unclaimed contents of commercial storage lockers after getting just a quick glimpse inside.
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-- Scott Collins
Photo: Dan and Laura Dotson on Season 2 of "Storage Wars." Credit: Stuart Pettican