About 3.3 million viewers signed on to the first night of History’s three-part miniseries Sons Of Liberty last night. SoL delivered 1.4 million adults 25-54 and 1.2 million adults 18-49 at 9 PM, according to Fast Cable Nielsen Ratings.

HISTORY CHANNEL logoElsewhere, these numbers might be filed under Not Bad, but on History the bar is set very high. Back in May 2012, History entered the original scripted arena in a big way, when the premiere of its miniseries Hatfields & McCoys drew a staggering 13.9 million total viewers, 4.8 million adults 18-49 and 5.8 million adults 25-54 from 9-11 PM to become the No. 1 nonsports telecast ever on ad-supported cable TV. History followed that up in March 2013 with the debut of miniseries The Bible to a crowd of 13.1 million viewers in its 8-10 PM, making it that year’s most watched cable entertainment telecast.

The network noted that Night 1 of Sons Of Liberty was the most tweeted-about scripted series on television for the day, citing Nielsen. The first night followed a defiant group of young men — including Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren — plotting to make the colonies into a sovereign nation. Sons Of Liberty is produced by A+E Studios in association with Stephen David Entertainment for History.

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