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truTV’s ‘Hardcore Pawn’ has record-setting debut

Hardcore Pawn, the first series to come out of RDF USA since Natalka Znak came on board, has scored the highest ratings ever for truTV.
August 18, 2010

Hardcore Pawn, the first series to come out of RDF USA since Natalka Znak came on board, has scored the highest ratings ever for truTV. Two million viewers tuned in to watch Hardcore Pawn, which now claims the title as most-watched series premiere ever on the network. One million viewers in the adult 18 to 49 demo watched the premiere, and 568,000 men aged 18 to 49 tuned in. The new series’ second episode also drew in solid numbers. The RDF USA series gives a behind-the-scenes peek at Detroit’s American Jewelry and Loan pawn shop.

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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