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‘Hoarders’ Cleans Up in Ratings

A&E’s reality documentary series earns best numbers ever for a season premiere on the network. “Intervention” does well, too.

 Viewers just can’t seem to let go of "Hoarders."

The second season premiere of A&E’s reality documentary series, about folks who are unable to throw things away, cleaned up in the ratings Monday. It drew 3.2 million viewers, 1.9 million of whom were between the ages of 18 and 49.

That’s the best season premiere for an A&E series in the key demographic, and the most watched telecast of any show on the network this year. Compared to its first season average, "Hoarders" was up 46 percent in the demo, according to Nielsen data.

A&E also continues to do well with "Intervention." The addiction-themed series notched 2.5 million viewers, with 1.6 million of them adults 18-49. That’s up 23 percent in the demo vs. the show’s season seven average.