Bonnie And Clyde has finally hit the small screen. The crime duo made famous by the 1967 film starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunnaway has been the inspiration for a new TV miniseries, and aired on multiple networks simultaneously in a miniseries that started last night.
The miniseries has become a hit already, drawing in the long-time fans of the film and history buffs who are interested in the tale. Bonnie and Clyde were real life criminals who became notorious for robbing banks, and went on one of the most infamous bank-robbing sprees in history.
The duo seem to still be popular with audiences, after a very successful premiere night, bringing in a total of 9.8 million viewers. Bonnie And Clyde is being shown on three different networks, which might help it get more viewers too, and is being shown on all of the A&E networks, Lifetime, A&E, and History. This marks the first time that the A&E Networks have ever done an simulcast across all three networks at the same time.
The miniseries has been criticized by some for not being the most historically accurate representation, although that did not seem to deter any audience members. Bonnie And Clyde stars Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Other notable stars in the cast include Holly Hunter and William Hurt.
They should make seasons of Bonnie and Clyde.. Not just this little 3 episode series. It's just TOO good.
— Klara Marie Guzmán (@_klaragee25) December 10, 2013
We're just 50 minutes away from the EPIC conclusion to #BonnieAndClyde! Who's watching part two?
— A&E Network (@AETV) December 10, 2013
Bonnie And Clyde put up impressive numbers, however, it fell short to the previous two miniseries which ran on the History channel, Hatfields And McCoys and The Bible. Hatfields and McCoys opened with 13.9 million viewers, and The Bible brought in 13.1 million viewers. In last night's simulcast, the History channel led the way with 3.7 million viewers, followed by Lifetime with 3.1 million viewers and A&E with 3 million viewers.
The first episode of Bonnie And Clyde aired on Sunday, December 8th, and will conclude the two night event tonight at 9 p.m. After the ratings from last night, Bonnie And Clyde becomes cable's best miniseries opening among total viewers since 2006's Broken Trail.
— Sarah Hyland (@Sarah_Hyland) December 10, 2013
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