Band of Ratings Records for History

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The debut of former Home Box Office miniseries Band of Brothers made ratings history for The History Channel Sunday.

The first night of the 10-part World War II miniseries earned a 3.7 Nielsen Media Research household rating and 4.6 million total viewers, History’s highest ever on both counts.

History’s Mail Call benefited from the strong lead-in, following Band of Brothers with a 2.2 household rating and 2.7 million viewers, both records for that series.