'Swamp People' Sets Ratings Record for History

Premiere of Louisiana Bayou series gives net best original debut in key demos 8/24/2010 12:11:53 PM Eastern

Swamp People
gave History Channel its best series premiere ever.

Aug. 22 series premiere of Swamp People,
about the denizens of the southern Louisiana marshlands and bayous, garnered
4.2 million total viewers with 2.5 million of them among 25-54-year-olds and
2.3 million among 18-49-year-olds. Those numbers were enough to make Swamp People the top-rated show on cable
among total viewers and the 25-54 demo for its 10 p.m. Sunday time period.

has ordered 10 episodes of the series.

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