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May 31

History breaks own ratings record with “Hatfields & McCoys”

History officially broke its own ratings record with the third and final night of the channel’s“Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries. The last installment on Wednesday night landed 14.3 million viewers, which means that it’s now the most-watched, non-sports telecast on ad-supported cable in history.

The previous record-holder for that title was, of course, the first night of “Hatfields & McCoys,”which aired on Memorial Day, attracting about 13.9 million people. The second night of the Western miniseries dipped a bit, but still scored a huge 13.1 million audience on Tuesday.

Starring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton as members of the epic dueling families, “H&C” once again copped more viewers than anything on the broadcast networks. A new episode of “So You Think You Can Dance” and a rerun of “CSI” came closest, each with about 7 million viewers.

 By Emily Yahr for The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/tv-column/post/history-breaks-own-ratings-record-with-conclusion-of-hatfields-and-mccoys/2012/05/31/gJQA8DDI5U_blog.html

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