History channel has a hit on its hands. More than 13.9 million viewers tuned into the first night of the network's first scripted miniseries, "Hatfields & McCoys." And it premiered on the Memorial Day holiday no less.
According to the network, the premiere installment of the three-parter made history, becoming the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad supported cable TV history. More than 13.9 million total viewers watched, with 5.8 million adults ages 25-54 and 4.8 million adults ages 18-49. All that is based on Nielsen's fast-cable ratings, a release states.