“Roots” Remake Scores 5.3 Million Viewers
The Memorial Day premiere of A+E’s “Roots” reboot scored 5.3 million viewers across across History, A&E and Lifetime making it the most watched miniseries in three years!
Including the rebroadcasts, the total viewers increased to 8.5 million viewers.
The crowd marks the biggest overall crowd for a cable miniseries opening in three years, since the December 2013 opening of four-hour mini Bonnie & Clyde delivered 9.8 million total viewers. But the latest adaptation of Alex Haley’s best-seller fell short of Bonnie & Clyde’s 4.2 million viewers among adults 25-54 viewers. Roots logged 2.1M in that demo, as well as 1.8M 18-49 year old viewers. Bonnie & Clyde also had been simulcast on Lifetime, A&E and History.
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