May 29th, 2012
05:36 PM ET
The History Channel didn't have to battle for viewers on Monday night, thanks to the feuding "Hatfields & McCoys."
The first part of the miniseries came out swinging Monday, with 13.9 million viewers tuning in. The network expressed its appreciation for the show of support on Twitter, noting that the huge turnout made it "the No. 1 non-sports telecast in ad-supported cable history!"
In a statement on TVLine, the network's president, Nancy Dubuc, said that the History Channel has "[owned] historical drama ... with guns a-blazin'!"
The network "couldn't be more proud of the entire cast and crew," Dubuc continued, "from Kevin Costner, Bill Paxton, Mare Winningham, Powers Boothe, Tom Berenger, and everyone involved in truly making history!"
If you missed part one of the miniseries, it'll be on again tonight at 7 p.m., followed by part two at 9 p.m. ET.
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