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A&E's 'Storage Wars' Premiere Watched By Two Million Viewers

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December 2nd, 2010

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New York, NY – December 2, 2010 – The series premiere of A&E’s newest series “Storage Wars” averaged two million viewers with back-to-back episodes at 10:00PM and 10:30PM on Wednesday, December 1, according to Nielsen Fast Nationals. The debut also doubled the launch of the Spike’s “Auction Hunters,” which also focuses on the world of storage unit auctions and premiered to just 1 million viewers.

The episodes, which averaged 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 25-54, also grew from the 10:00PM episode to the 10:30PM episode in all demos. The second episode grew by 18% in adults 25-54 (1.1 million to 1.3 million), 8% in adults 18-49 (1.2 million to 1.3 million and 5% in total viewers (2.0 million to 2.1 million). “Storage Wars” is now A&E’s most watched Real Life series launch of 2010.

Each episode of A&E’s “Storage Wars” follows a group of bidders as they get a quick peek inside the units, aided only by the beam of a flashlight. They then must assess on the spot if the unit is worth a bid and how high they will actually go to grasp the gold. The high-stakes fun begins as we see if the resulting buy is full of mostly trash...or true treasure. It’s “get rich or die buyin’” in season one of “Storage Wars” as our wily auction heroes try to outfox one another in the pursuit of storage treasure.

Storage Wars” is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company (“Ice Road Truckers” and “Deadliest Catch”) for A&E Network. Executive producers are Thom Beers and Philip D. Segal. Jeff Conroy is co-executive producer and Dolph Scott is series producer. A&E executive producers are Robert Sharenow and Elaine Frontain Bryant.

About A&E Network

A&E is “Real Life. Drama.” Now reaching more than 99 million homes, A&E is television that you can’t turn away from; where unscripted shows are dramatic and scripted dramas are authentic. A&E offers a diverse mix of high quality entertainment ranging from the network’s original scripted series to signature non-fiction franchises, including the Emmy-winning “Intervention,” “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” “Hoarders,” “Paranormal State” and “Criss Angel Mindfreak,” and the most successful justice shows on cable, including “The First 48” and “Manhunters.” The A&E website is located at For more press information and photography please visit us on the web at

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  1. keith

    People really will watch almost anything, wont they?

  2. I watched it too. There is another similar show on another network, can’t remember the name but I think Storage is in the title.

    I like the older guy who bought the Suge Knight clothes,he is a real character! and how could no one tell there was a car underneath that tarp?!

    The guy who bought the restaurant equipment got the best deal. He paid only 2000 and made close to 20,000! How did those other bidders drop out of the bidding?

    Good show, I don’t think the practice would be for me, I find stuff to sell on eBay at Garage and Yard sales. I blog about it at

  3. James Kocinec

    I think it is a shameful concept for a television show to show people capitalizing on
    the misfortune of others. I personally lost all my life’s posessions when a national storage conpamy made a mistake on my billing and never contacted me that there was a problem. They sold all of my posessions and claimed they were only liable for was the tiny amount in fine print on the bottom of my contract. It cost me more in lawyer fees than i got from the storage company . They have a license to steal and you are now making a joke of my and perhaps many other peoples misfortunes. You and the storage companies should be ashamed of yourselves. I can’t even stand to see the title of your pathetic show come across the screne of my television.

  4. belem

    I think it’s a great show “it is what it is” ppl loose their stuff all the time it’s either trash it or make money !!!

  5. David Smith

    I went to several filmings of this show. I too have been in the business for a few years and have dealt with Sheets and Hester. This show is so fake its outrageous. The players are being paid between 50K and an 100K to participate.Daryl Sheets has been going around Vista bragging about what the show pay him and his son. Dan Dotson actually had the balls of calling me a liar on this web site: I was the poster Mensamind and I spoke the truth while Dotson used lies. So if you see these guys at an auction you better just go home or enjoy being a spectator. The units are also staged. You really think that Isetta or the Sheets silver was really there? Look at the Isetta video…its obvious the Isetta was a plant. The show was also caught filming a supposed “auction” at a facility on a day that in reality an auction was not held. One of the best known Riverside auction buyers caught them red handed. This show is about stuffing the Dotson pockets two ways. First with TV revenue which Dotson enhances with fakery. Second by enhancing storage unit values with fakery Dotson has attracted huge new crowds to his auction circuit and caused a bidding war over treasure that is not there. Then Dotson gets higher commissions. This is skullduggery in its lowest form. Dotson is fooling hopeful people with false hope and preying upon their dreams and people are throwing money away based on the false image Dotson has portrayed.

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