‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Mini Delivers 9.8 Million Viewers for A&E Networks

'Bonnie & Clyde' Mini Delivers 9.8 Million Viewers for A&E Networks

Joseph Viles

Sunday's premiere also scored 4.2 million viewers in the key 25-54 demo and dominated social media

Simulcast over three cable channels, Sunday's premiere of A&E's “Bonnie & Clyde” miniseries earned 9.8 million total viewers.

Additionally, the airing over Lifetime, A&E and History Channel attracted 4.2 million viewers in the networks’ key demographic Adults 25-54. That makes it the third-best miniseries opening ever on cable for total viewers since 2006’s “Broken Trail.” History’s “Hatfields & McCoys” and “The Bible” hold the top two spots.

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It also dominated on social media. “Bonnie & Clyde” was the most tweeted program of the day, according to Nielsen SocialGuide (excluding sports programs). It also ranked No. 1 in Google Trends for Sunday, with more than 500,000 searches.

Interest in the series drove more than 420,000 visitors to A+E Networks sites and apps, according to Adobe Analytics.

The two-part miniseries starring “Borgias” actress Holliday Grainger and “Milk’s” Emile Hirsch in the title roles follows the notorious criminals as their lives intersect and then together go on a crime spree that captures America’s fascination in the 1930s.

See video: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ Preview: The Brains of the Operation (Exclusive)

Produced by Sony Pictures and executive-produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it also stars Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland and Lane Garrison.

Part 2 of “Bonnie & Clyde” airs Monday at 9/8c on A&E, Lifetime and History.

  • telast

    Wow, that's awful, and the truth is probably half that.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gerard.kennelly Gerard Kennelly

    wasn't Emile Hirsch gonna play HAMLET

  • Scott!

    I watched and thought it was OK…nothing earth-shattering. However for the 4 hours to watch it…I swear over an hour and a half was commercials.

  • Wayne Tremble

    it was looking like the titanic love story i clicked to another channel

  • Jodieann

    Watched it for a little while but did not like the way it was done. Turned it OFF

  • Jodieann

    Oh….and btw A & E im turning YOU OFF

    • Meathead

      Huh? Your comment makes no sense.
      Ovomit supporter, aren't you?

      • Jerryb

        Only MEATHEADS supported Mist Romney. You just told us how out-of-it you are. Thanks for that.

  • uottotravel

    A & E needs to take sensitivity training towards Christians.

    • Tom G

      Don't pretend like he didn't say some incredibly ignorant stuff. Firing him was still an overreaction.

    • Jerryb

      Well said, travel. We Christians have to bow down to deviants, freaks, weirdoes and non-Christians these days. But I'm not BOWING down to any of those groups. I bow to the LORD.
      So GLAAD-HIV can go screw themselves…which is what they do most of the time, anyway. LOL@SISSIES

  • what the?

    I watched this but it was long in the tooth and very boring…I expected more

    • Henry

      So true how do u know I grew up with my family first hand

  • Henry Methvin

    The show was so far from the truth y don't they make it true

  • lilbull

    I personally am encouraging everyone to “turn off” A&E. Phil walked away from a professional career in football. Why would he compromise his beliefs for A&E or GLAAD? He certainly doesn't need the money. Phil is his own man. Something you don't see these days.

    • Meathead

      The family were millionaires from their duck call business before A&E and do not need the small amount that A&E pays them. A&E needs the family much more than the family needs A&E.
      By suspending Phil for stating the truth, A&E executives pooped on their own dinner plate. No way for them to rescind this dumb decision and recover. Millions of viewers are saying “Bye” to A&E. Our family is among them.

  • Meathead

    A&E decided to listen to GLAAD, etc. and spit in the face of 97-percent of their viewers. Phil spoke the truth, but evil never wants the truth exposed. The “lifestyle” of GLADD, and other homosexual groups, is deemed an “abomination” by God, so they have already been judged. Support of evil is akin to committing evil, so A&E executives are judged the same.

    • Jerryb

      Ahhhh, this time I AGREE with you! LOL
      Homos are engaged in EVIL and that's why they can't stand the rationale from the Holy Bible. You're getting BETTER, Meathead….!!

  • britain

    So A&E bans Phil but has no problem glorifying two disgusting, vile and vicious pieces of human garbage who made a living killing innocent people.

    • http://www.facebook.com/gerard.kennelly Gerard Kennelly

      ”human garbage killing people”
      yeah
      i know about LONE SURVIVOR
      but what about bonnie & clyde ?
      ha ha ha

  • kpaul

    wow, A&E used hours and hours of promotion to draw 2 million less viewers than an half hour episode of Duck Dynasty.

  • Jerryb

    BONNIE AND CLYDE was okay. Quality-wise, it didn't come close to Arthur Penn's 1967 movie, though….

    • http://www.facebook.com/gerard.kennelly Gerard Kennelly

      beatty hasn't been in a good movie since BULWORTH
      his pal redford was in 2 great movies lately all is lost and company you keep

      • Jerryb

        Actually, I didn't think BULWORTH was anything special. The last really GOOD project Beatty was in was REDS. He got Best Director at the Oscars for that…

  • oh yeah

    Haven't watched A & E since Duck Dynasty broke and will not turn it back on and personally I think A & E are blowing their viewer numbers way out of proportion because of Duck Dynasty but who cares about Bonnie and Clyde, I don't.

  • NAmericanBlueJacket

    Not interested in A&E.

  • Jerryb

    I'm a liberal Christian and I support the Ducks. Phil's comments about blacks not having a tough time during Jim Crow was OFF, but it was from ONE man's perspective so it's still okay. Some people had a GREAT TIME during Viet Nam 'cause the war didn't make them suffer at all. That's the way life is.
    I'm not crying about Syria, for example, that's THEIR PROBLEM. And if I went over there to help, they'd shoot me for being a Christian and an American. So they can solve their own damn problems, and as long as they want to keep fighting and killing, so be it.
    The Robertsons are GOOD PEOPLE and GLAAD-HIV represents deviant behavior. God stands against deviant behavior. It's a DONE DEAL.