Summer TV Winners & Losers
Hatfields & McCoys
WINNER: “Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
With an all-star cast led by Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton, this smash-hit miniseries that dramatized America’s most notorious family feud managed to rewrite the cable-TV history books, too. The final installment of “Hatfields” drew a staggering 14.3 million viewers, an all-time high for a non-sports, ad-supported cable airing. Of course, it was only a three-night miniseries -- but you can bet with numbers like these, History will find a way to keep this feud going for years to come.