Kennedys second-highest for History

The series premiere of the historical drama attracts almost a million viewers.

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Despite the hullabaloo surrounding The Kennedys in the US, the title continues to deliver strong numbers wherever it airs.

The Kennedys premiered on History Television Sunday to 889,000 viewers (2+, BBM) and 335,000 in the adult 25 to 54 demo. In all, 2.3 million viewers tuned in to some or all of the show, with numbers peaking to 1.1 million viewers at 9:55 p.m.

The series premiere is the second-highest rated on History behind Ice Road Truckers: Deadliest Roads, which hit just over one million viewers in mid-January.

The Muse Entertainment series drew a record 1.9 million viewers for ReelzChannel for its kickoff in the US.

From Playback Daily