Leading up to the Memorial Day weekend, I was seeing ads for the History Channel‘s newest production, the three-part miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.
Hatfields & McCoys looked interesting from the trailers. It stars Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as former friends Devil Anse Hatfield and Randall McCoy and the TV movie itself chronicles this infamous duel of families.
And for the History Channel, this was their first endeavor into the realm of historical drama, and after all the marketing they did for it, it paid off.
For their two-hour debut, the show pulled in just under 14 million viewers.
This made it the most watched program in the history of the network and it became the most watched non-sports program in “ad-supported cable TV” for the Memorial Day weekend.
So good job History, and when I figure out when I’ll have the time, I too will be trying to find and watch Hatfields & McCoys.