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America, The Story of Us watched by 5.7M viewers; Breaks History Channel records

The first night of America, The Story of Us was watched by 5.7 million total viewers and drew a 4.0 household rating, becoming the most watched special in network history. The 8-11:00 p.m. primetime lineup on History will go down as History’s best night ever across the board.

AMERICA, THE STORY OF US – 9-11PM

HH Rating: 4.0

Total Viewers: 5.7 million

A18-49: 2.6 million

A25-54: 2.7 million

M18-49: 1.6 million

M25-54: 1.6 million

The six-episode/12-hour event continues this Sunday at 9:00 p.m., with new episodes following every Sunday at 9:00 p.m., culminating with the final night on on Memorial Day 9pm ET. Click over the jump for the complete press release.

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Movie and TV Bites: The History Channel and Comedy Central Unveil TV Slates, Terminator Salvation Sequel Rights May Be Up For Grabs + more

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  • /Film has a rundown of several of the Pixar “easter eggs” hidden in their various films, including several possible ones for UpPhoto courtesy /Film.
  • Fox has released the following video of Fringe executive producer Jeff Pinkner discussing the final scene from Tuesday’s season finale.

  • Meanwhile, Fox has decided to discontinue its year-old strategy of airing fewer advertisements at higher prices. Fringe was one of those shows, so next season’s episodes likely won’t run as long. [WSJ]
  • The History Channel has announced their most extensive programming slate in its history, including a 12-part epic called America: The Story of Us chronicling the history of the United States from the pilgrims through to President Obama. Other new shows/events include Nostradamus Effect and MysteryQuest. [Variety]
  • On the strength of several exciting 7-game series, Versus has seen its NHL playoff numbers increase 18% in total viewers and 26% in men 18-49.  Last week’s game three between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals registered a record-high 1.49 million viewers for the network, making it the most-watched second-round hockey game since 2002 (when ESPN had the NHL rights). [Variety]

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