Sunday night wasn't just big for Discovery Channel's American Chopper Live: The Revenge, which pitted American Chopper stars and longtime rivals Paul Teutul Sr. and Paul Teutul Jr. together for the second year in a row in a bike build-off, which Paul Jr. won — again, for the second year in a row — but also for the new series, Amish Mafia, which aired in a "sneak peek premiere" on the channel, following in the footsteps of successful show Breaking Amish on TLC.

The new Amish Mafia follows a group of self-identified mobsters in Lancaster County, Penn., who provide protection and "maintain peace and order" among the few members of the small community, many of whom are mistrustful of local authorities.

Amish Mafia enjoyed a strong and encouraging opening night, becoming the highest-rated launch ever for a Discovery series among its target demographic.

Amish Mafia will continue on Wednesday nights at 9 p.m. EST on the Discovery Channel.

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