‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Nabs 9.8 Million Viewers Across 3 Cable Nets

Bonnie and Clyde Ratings

History delivers largest audience for simulcast with Lifetime, A&E

Miniseries “Bonnie and Clyde” averaged 9.8 million viewers in its Sunday debut as a simulcast on A&E, History and Lifetime.

A+E said the first half of the four-hour mini, which concludes tonight, brought in 4.2 million viewers in the adults 25-54 demographic.

According to A+E, History had the largest aud with 3.7 million viewers. Lifetime brought in 3.1 million while A&E was right behind at 3 million. Those are solid, if not spectacular, numbers for the cablers.

A+E emphasized that “Bonnie and Clyde” marked the largest opening for a cable mini behind History’s “The Bible” and “Hatfields & McCoys.” However, those minis were not simulcast across multiple nets.

“Bonnie and Clyde” marks another win for producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who last week shepherded NBC’s “The Sound of Music Live” to boffo numbers.

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  1. Ronald J. says:

    Was it just me, or did anyone else have excessive difficulty hearing the dialog? I had to turn the volume of my TV way up to over 30 to get thru the mumbling, extraneous noise and Texas drawl. Oh, I got the story, but it seems that sound recording quality has deteriorated drastically and actors’ diction is worse than ever. And NO, I don’t need my hearing tested! It’s just fine and serves me well when the sound portion is properly recorded. Many similar complaints of sound interference in Carrie Underwood’s SOM were replete on the ‘net as well.

  2. It’s good to see the real story and not Hollywood theatrics.Emile and Holiday do them justice

  3. snake says:

    I grew up hearing the b&c story, my dad was 17 when it was going on,, I’ve been a student of it since I was a kid, I’m 67 now I went into this knowing it would be baloney and my mind hasn’t been changed, that said, I love the period setting, watch again tonight for sure.

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