Published on May 29th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson0
All-Time Viewing Record Goes To History Channel On Their ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ Premiere
The History Channel’s first “official” foray into the land of scripted series had done better than I think anyone could have imaged, so well that they set an ad-supported cable network viewing record.
The scripted series is the “Hatfields & McCoys” series, a three episode mini-series dramatizing one of America’s oldest tales of feuds and the old west, that starred Kevin Costner and Bill PAxton that pulled in a record breaking 13.9 million viewers for its inaugural telecast last night at 9 p.m.
“With all the success we have had at History, we felt strongly for some time that we should own historical drama, and in true History fashion, we have done it, with — pardon the pun — guns a-blazin’,” said History president and GM Nancy Dubuc. “We couldn’t be more proud of the entire cast and crew — this has been an amazing collaboration — from Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Powers Boothe, Tom Berenger and everyone involved in truly making history.”
I started watching the show myself last night and even though it’s not my favorite genre there was some really good acting going on from everyone in the show.