PBS ‘Prohibition’ Documentary Drinks in 3.9 Million Viewers with First Installment

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PBS’s new Ken Burns (and Lynn Novick) three-part documentary “Prohibition” got drunk to the tune of  3.9 million viewers for its initial telecas Sunday night.  Part 1, “A Nation of Drunkards” averaged a 2.6 household rating in the overnight metered markets ratings. ‘Prohibition’ came in well ahead of last year’s ‘The Tenth Inning’ sequel to Burns’ ‘Baseball’ documentary which scored a 1.2 household rating, but was well behind the debuts of ‘The National Parks: America’s Best Idea’ two years ago (3.6) and the debut of 2007’s “The War” (5.0).

Prohibition continues tonight and tomorrow.

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