via press release:
BONNIE & CLYDE DELIVERS 9.8 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS
IN SIMULCAST ACROSS A+E NETWORKS
Miniseries Opener Tops Twitter and Google Trends for the Day
LOS ANGELES, CA/NEW YORK, NY (December 9, 2013) – The legend of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow continues as the world premiere of part one of A+E Networks’ major two-part miniseries event Bonnie & Clyde (#BonnieAndClyde) delivered 9.8 million Total Viewers and 4.2 million Adults 25-54 viewers during its simulcast on Lifetime, A&E and History at 9:00pm ET/PT last night, according to Nielsen Research.
Outside of History’s Hatfields & McCoys and The Bible, the Bonnie & Clyde simulcast is cable’s best miniseries opening among Total Viewers since 2006’s Broken Trail.
Bonnie & Clyde will conclude tonight at 9:00pm ET/PT, immediately following an encore of part one.
Bonnie & Clyde was the most tweeted about program of the day, according to Nielsen SocialGuide (excluding all sports), while it also ranked number one in Google Trends for Sunday, with more than 500,000 searches. It also attracted more than 420,000 visitors to A+E Networks sites and apps, per Adobe Analytics.
Marking A+E Networks’ first-ever simulcast across Lifetime, A&E and History, Bonnie & Clyde also stars Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and Emmy®-winner Holly Hunter, Academy Award-winner and multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominee William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Lane Garrison, Elizabeth Reaser, Austin Hebert and Dale Dickey.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, Bonnie & Clyde follows Barrow (Hirsch), Parker (Grainger) and the notorious Barrow Gang as they sweep through the Central and Southern United States committing small-time robberies and daring bank heists, leaving murdered police officers and civilians in their wake. Bonnie & Clyde was written by John Rice and Joe Batteer and directed by two-time Oscar® nominee Bruce Beresford.