Bonnie & Clyde draws in 9.8 million viewers

By Chelsea Lewis ,

A&E Networks aired the first part of a miniseries that focused on the legendary American criminals. Bonnie & Clyde drew in over 9.8 million viewers across three channels; History, Lifetime and A&E.

Bonnie & Clyde stars Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker. This mini series is A&E's first attempt at simulcasting across the three networks.

The show brought in 4.2 million viewers in the demographic of 25-to-54 year-olds, the
LA Times added.

The telecast on the History channel drew the highest viewership with 3.7 million, while Lifetime brought in 3.1 million and A&E brought in 3 million.

The Hollywood Reporter added that even though the series was successful, The Bible and Hatfields & McCoys were more successful, bringing in a respective 14.3 and 13.1 million viewers on the History channel.

The mini series has been well received by critics. Hollywood Life reviewed the show saying that Emile Hirsch was the perfect casting choice for Barrow for a 2013 audiences.

The second and third installment of the series is scheduled to air tonight at 9 p.m. on all three networks.

image: Wikimedia Commons


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