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[01/26/11 - 02:05 PM]
2010 Year in Review/2011 Year in Preview: History
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

Please note: As a courtesy, please do not reproduce these tables to newsgroups, forums or other online places. Links only please.

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- With the TCA Winter Press Tour officially behind us, we thought a recap was in order to give our readers an overview of the flurry of announcements from the past month.

To that end we're offering up 25 capsules - five each day - of our most trafficked cable networks' plans for 2011, plus a look back at the numbers from 2010. Together they should help give you a better idea of their respective performances and goals moving forward.

As always, our daily and monthly list of premiere dates as well as our quarterly programming grids can assist in planning your viewing accordingly.

Network: History

2011 Premiere Dates (Announced):

"Only in America with Larry the Cable Guy" (premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 9/8c)
"Top Shot" (Season 2 premieres Tuesday, February 8 at 10/9c)

2011 Premiere Dates (Date TBA):

"Around the World in 80 Ways" (New Series, TBA)
"Vigilante Inspector" (New Series, TBA)

2010 Primetime Averages for Original Episodes:

millions of viewers (adults 18-49 rating) - series
4.888 (1.9) - Pawn Stars S2
4.629 (1.6) - American Pickers S2
3.747 (1.4) - American Pickers S1*
3.416 (1.2) - America: The Story of Us
3.347 (1.2) - American Restoration S1
3.064 (1.2) - Swamp People S1
2.837 (1.0) - Ice Road Truckers S4*
2.440 (1.1) - Ax Men S3
2.432 (0.9) - IRT: Deadliest Roads S1
2.072 (0.9) - Top Shot S1*
2.068 (0.9) - Ax Men S4*
1.562 (0.5) - Ancient Aliens S2*
1.551 (0.6) - Brad Meltzer's Decoded S1*
1.429 (0.7) - Top Gear S1
1.338 (0.6) - Stan Lee's Superhumans S1*

* denotes numbers for all original episodes were not available; nor were all series

Source: Nielsen Media Research, Live+SD (1/1/10-12/31/10)





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· AMERICA THE STORY OF US (HISTORY)
· AMERICAN PICKERS (HISTORY)
· AMERICAN RESTORATION (HISTORY)
· ANCIENT ALIENS (H2)
· AX MEN (HISTORY)
· BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED (HISTORY)
· FUTON'S RATINGS SURVIVAL GUIDES (TFC)
· ICE ROAD TRUCKERS (HISTORY)
· IRT: DEADLIEST ROADS (HISTORY)
· ONLY IN AMERICA WITH LARRY THE CABLE GUY (HISTORY)
· PAWN STARS (HISTORY)
· STAN LEE'S SUPERHUMANS (H2)
· SWAMP PEOPLE (HISTORY)
· TOP GEAR (HISTORY)
· TOP SHOT (HISTORY)











[10/24/14 - 12:08 PM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:22 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:14 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 11:02 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 10:52 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:46 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:35 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:16 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 09:13 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:55 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:42 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:33 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 08:19 AM]
ABC More Than Doubles Its Nearest Non-Sports Competition on Thursday
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[10/24/14 - 07:23 AM]
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[10/24/14 - 07:09 AM]
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