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TruTV hits record with ‘Hardcore’ spinoff

Chicago edition of show bows to 2.1 mil viewers

TruTV logged its biggest series launch ever with Tuesday’s debut of “Hardcore Pawn: Chicago.”

A spinoff of the cabler’s popular “Hardcore Pawn” series, “Chicago” drew more than 2.1 million viewers in its 9:30 p.m. timeslot and performed well with men 18-49. Premiere followed a new episode of “Hardcore Pawn,” which pulled 2.8 million viewers, including 1.4 million in adults 18-49.

Overall, the “Hardcore” show duo helped TruTV notch its second most-watched Tuesday night ever in total viewers.

“Hardcore Pawn: Chicago” is produced by Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment and Zodiak USA.

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