‘Bonnie and Clyde’ Viewership Drops in Second Night

Bonnie and Clyde AE Simulcast TV

There was no Nielsen shootout at the end: “Bonnie and Clyde” saw its audience drop for Monday’s concluding half of A+E Networks’ heavily promoted miniseries.

The 9-11 p.m. airing averaged 7.3 million viewers across Lifetime, History and A&E Network, compared to 9.8 million for the first half on Sunday. Monday’s airing brought in 3.1 million viewers in the adults 25-54 demo, indicating that a good portion of the aud was in the 55-plus demo.

History again had the largest overall audience for the three-network simulcast, with 2.8 million viewers. Lifetime and A&E both had 2.3 million.

Miniseries, exec produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, starred Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as the famed 1930s outlaw couple.

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  1. Patrick says:

    When it was shown that Clyde saw Bonnie for the first time at Bonnie’s wedding to Roy Thornton, I knew right then they were not interested in anything remotely historically correct, and it got worse. If they were going to go to the trouble of making a film about 2 of the most famous outlaws in American history, why not halfway try to tell the real story. And yes DB, Clyde was in charge, not Bonnie as everyone that ran with them would attest to.

  2. sherry says:

    Was a good movie all what is very good actors they definitely a lot of people

  3. david may says:

    Like many others, I’m sure, i recorded the second nights’ showing as it was Monday Night Football.
    I thought it was a decent effort mini-series and went pretty much as expected. I had recently seen the Classic Series “Bonnie and Clyde” (dunaway, beatty) at Cinemark, so it was interesting comparing the two.

  4. My PVR did not like fitting B & C into it’s other programming and recorded the 2nd episode first and is not able to record the first (in HD) for another day or two. The stars were pretty to look at, as were the cars. I expected no more and will take a look at Pt.1 when it records.

  5. DB says:

    I found the thing irritating, Bonnie was just a woman that could get on your nerves the whole time and I hope Clyde had more guts in real life than what was depicted. The whole series seemed like her playing him like a fiddle. Really dumb

  6. JR says:

    Not surprised…a real snooze-fest. Second part was a little better…but they just couldn’t resist being politically-correct…including numerous anti-smoking comments! I’m gonna forget I ever saw this and will stick to the far-superior Hal Ashby film.

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