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'Hatfields and McCoys' Finale Breaks the Show's Own Record

June 1, 2012 (1:47 am) GMT
The final installment of the three-part miniseries draws 14.3 million viewers, surpassing the number pulled in by the premiere episode.

"" made another history in cable channel. The third and final part of the miniseries topped the record set by its first installment by drawing a massive 14.3 million viewers on Wednesday night, May 31. Among the audience, 6.3 million of them were adults 25-54, and 5.1 million were adults 18-49.

On Memorial Day (Monday, May 28), the drama show debuted to 13.9 million viewers, making it the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable television history. Overall, the three-night telecasts averaged 13.8 total viewers with a 4.9 rating in 18-49 demo. The average rating in the adults demo made it the highest rated miniseries or movie on cable since 1998.

"Hatfields & McCoys" is based on a true American story of a legendary family feud-one that spanned decades and nearly launched a war between Kentucky and West Virginia. stars as Devil Anse Hatfield, while portrays Randall McCoy.


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