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‘Harley and the Davidsons’ Most-Watched Cable Miniseries in Over Three Years

Excluding Sports, 'Harley and the Davidsons' was the No. 1 Cable Program in Men/Adults 25-54 and Men 18-49

Discovery is reporting 4.4 million viewers and 2.0 million adults 25-54 for three-part scripted miniseries “Harley and the Davidsons,” making it the most watched single-network cable miniseries since “The Bible” on History in April 2014.

Airing three consecutive nights from Monday, Sept. 5 to Wednesday, Sept. 7, “Harley and the Davidsons” was the #1 cable program – excluding sports – in men/adults 25-54 and men 18-49. The miniseries featured Michiel Huisman (“Game of Thrones”) as Walter Davidson, Robert Aramayo (“Game of Thrones”) as William (Bill) Harley and Bug Hall (“The Little Rascals”) playing the role of Arthur Davidson. Other cast members included Stephen Rider (“Daredevil”), Jessica Camacho (“Sleepy Hollow”), Daniel Coonan (“EastEnders”), Annie Read (“Awkward”), Wilson Bethel (“Hart of Dixie”), Dougray Scott (“Mission: Impossible 2”), Gabe Luna (“Matador”), Alex Shaffer (“Win Win”) and newcomers Essa O’Shea and Sean Scully.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. Given how few miniseries there are, this isn’t exactly significant, now is it? 😉

    And the aggregate number is also baffling. Was it an average of the three nights or (as I suspect) a combination of several airings?