The History Channel’s “Hatfields & McCoys” has already made history, drawing 13.9 million viewers on Monday night for its first installment, making it the “No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable history.”
So, OK, maybe that’s not the kind of stat you memorized in school, but 13.9 million people watching anything on television these days is a lot. On Memorial Day, it’s particularly impressive.
And like a studio blockbuster that keeps pumping out sequels, this one isn’t even over, with four more hours to go on Tuesday and Wednesday.
(Spoiler alert: The feud that inspired it, happily, has been over for some time.)