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

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

Joseph Viles

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.

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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.