'Bonnie & Clyde' Finale Strong -- But Not Up to the High Ratings Bar Set by Part One LA Times
A+E Networks' two-part, multiple-network miniseries "Bonnie & Clyde" cemented its place in ratings history with a strong turnout for Monday's finale, which aired on Lifetime, History and A&E. The finale drew 7.4 million total viewers, the Los Angeles Times reports -- down from the 9.8 million who turned out for part one, but enough to keep the show among the most-watched basic cable productions of recent years.
The finale drew 3.1 million viewers in the 25-54 demographic, down from the 4.2 million in the demo who tuned in for the miniseries’ first part, airing on Sunday.
The story reports: “Over the two nights, the series was watched by 8.6 million people overall, making it the third most-watched basic cable miniseries since AMC's ‘Broken Trail’ in 2006. ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ didn't top either last year’s’ ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ or this year's ‘The Bible,’ which both aired on History."
"Hatfields & McCoys," a three-part series, averaged 13.8 million total viewers, while "The Bible," which aired in five parts, averaged 11.4 million total viewers, the report notes.