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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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