July 12, 2011 6:51pm PT by Philiana Ng
Cable Ratings: Oxygen's 'The Glee Project' Improves, VH1's 'Mob Wives' Special Scores
Several cable offerings aired the past few days, including Sunday's The Glee Project, and this is how they did in the ratings.
The Glee Project, Oxygen's reality competition series where contestants vie for a recurring role on Fox's Glee, averaged 745,000 total viewers at 9 p.m., a vast improvement from its premiere when it lured 455,000. Including the encore presentation, Glee Project drew 1.1 million viewers for the night.
On Sunday, VH1's Mob Wives reunion special scored with 2.7 million viewers tuning in at 8 p.m. and the 11 p.m. encore. In its initial telecast, Mob Wives snagged a 1.1 rating in the ad-preferred adults 18-49 demographic.
History Channel's special two-hour crossover event with American Pickers, American Restoration and Pawn Stars, which began at 9 p.m. on Monday, posted big numbers for the cable network. Members from the shows worked together to find, buy and restore a rare 1957 Chevy.
At 9 p.m., American Pickers attracted 6.3 million viewers, with 2.8 million in 25-54 and 2.6 in 18-49 and at 10 p.m., American Restoration improved upon its lead-in, drawing 6.7 million viewers and grabbed solid numbers in the demos (25-54: 3.2 million; 18-49: 3 million). At 10:30 p.m., Pawn Stars delivered 7.6 million viewers, with 3.7 million in 25-54 and 3.4 million in 18-49, the series' second highest-performing telecast to date.