From a media release:
RATINGS SOAR FOR THE KENNEDYS ON HISTORY TELEVISION
- Over One Million Viewers Tune into Premiere
With the final numbers in, History Television is thrilled to announce that the debut run of The Kennedys delivered record-breaking viewership for the channel. The confirmed data shows that the four-part movie event averaged over 700,000 viewers (2+) and close to 300,000 (A25-54) for its 9 pm play on the channel. The premiere episode also delivered a whopping 1,058,000 viewers (2+) and over 400,000 (A25-54).
The channel’s hugely successful first foray into dramatic entertainment became the second highest-rated series premiere of all-time on History Television (2+), behind Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads, which earned over 1.1 million viewers on January 12, 2011. The series also becomes the highest-rated movie or special presentation on the channel.
Viewers have the chance to see the most anticipated miniseries of the year when The Kennedys premieres on Global Monday, July 4 at 9 pm ET/PT.
Source: BBM Canada PPM Data (April 10 – May 8, 2011)