In tonight’s episode of new Discovery show “All Star Dealers,” Richie Russek, owner of a Long Island-based auction company Gray Flannel Auctions, visits the mansion of four-time heavyweight champ and Atlantan Evander Holyfield. He tries to convince Holyfield to consign a one-of-a-kind item from the boxer’s personal collection.
Check him out tonight at 8 p.m. There’s a video sample below, too.
Though plenty of auction/storage/pawn shows are doing great (”Storage Wars,” “Pawn Stars,” “Hardcore Pawn,” “Storage Hunters,” “Auction Kings” et. al), this particular sports-oriented show is not a hit. Last Tuesday, the two episodes drew 663,000 viewers and 591,000 viewers, respectively.
In comparison, “Storage Wars” last week on A&E brought in nearly 5 million viewers. “Pawn Stars” on History hit a whopping 7 million viewers last week. Atlanta-based TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn” and “Storage Hunters” last week both exceeded two million viewers.
Discovery didn’t help “All Star Dealers” by airing it at 8 p.m. which is not a great time slot nowadays. Most hit cable shows air at 9 or 10 p.m.
And reviews for “All Star Dealers” have been relatively tepid.
Here is a promo clip of Holyfield:
By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk