History 'Treasures' Monday-Night Lineup Ratings Performance


History's primetime "National Treasures" lineup performing at an historic level Monday night.
Pawn Stars, a look at a family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, notched the series' best performance to date with the Feb. 8 edition of the show drawing 4.7 million viewers at 10:30 p.m., according to network officials. The earlier episode at 10 p.m. garnered 4.5 million watchers.
The Pawn premiere installments averaged 2.6 million adults 25 to 54, 2.4 million adults 18 to 49 and a household rating of 3.3.
At 9 p.m. with American Pickers, History notched a 2.3 household rating, translating into 3.3 million viewers, including 1.7 million adults 25 to 54 and 1.5 million persons 18 to 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.