“All-new episodes return with some of the oddest, oldest, and rarest artifacts we’ve ever seen,” the “Pawn Stars” Instagram account claimed in 2021. That’s a tall order for a show on the air since 2009.
According to Reuters, “Pawn Stars” became “the most-watched program on ad-supported cable” within a year of its debut. The show also resulted in History’s highest-ever watching figures. As a result, despite the countless conflicts and scandals that have beset the show, the network has hesitated to discontinue its rating juggernaut.