Skein’s 2 million viewers (and 1 million in the 18-49 demo) represented a high for the debut of any TruTV show. Following the 10 p.m. premiere, the 10:30 telecast drew 1.7 million viewers.
The show examines the goings-on at Detroit’s American Jewelry and Loan pawn shop, and the Gold family that runs it. Among the hundreds of items brought in for cash are anything from alligators to prosthetic limbs.
“Hardcore Pawn” is produced RDF USA. Natalka Znak, Claire O’Donohoe, Richard Dominick and Anthony Horn are exec producers.