The series premiere of AMC’s The Making of The Mob: New York on June 15th delivered 1.7 million total viewers and 767,000 adults 25-54 in Live+3 stats. Adding in the two premiere night encores, the first episode of this eight-part docu-series drew a total of 2.9 million viewers, 1.2 million adults 25-54 and 1.0 million adults 18-49 in L+3.

AMC president Charlie Collier said the network is “extremely pleased” with the initial results. “While the docudrama format is new for AMC, The Making of The Mob: New York focuses on a world with which we are very familiar, given the enormously popular Mob films we have shared with viewers over the years…We look forward to sharing the rest of this story as it unfolds in the weeks ahead.”

New episodes of The Making of The Mob: New York airing Mondays at 10 PM ET/PT, continuing AMC’s original programming expansion into the night that began earlier this year with Better Call Saul and Turn: Washington’s Spies. As part of the network’s Mob Mondays, each episode of TMoTM:NY is paired with a lead-in from the net’s extensive library of iconic mobster films, including The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, American Gangster, Donnie Brasco, Scarface, Casino and Carlito’s Way.

Factoring in L+3 viewing, the premiere spiked 42% (1.2 million) viewers of all ages, compared to Live/Same viewing, and 63% (404,000) in the demo.

In January, AMC announced the eight-hour miniseries chronicling the historical roots of the original Five Families that led to the formation of the modern American mafia. The part documentary, part scripted series, produced by Stephen David Entertainment, features archival footage, interviews and reenactments; it stars Ian Bell as Meyer Lansky, John Stewart Jr. as Bugsy Siegel, Rich Graff as Lucky Luciano, Anthony DiCarlo as Frank Costello and Craig Rivela as Vito Genovese