History’s ‘Houdini’ Draws 3.7 Million Viewers

Ratings Fall Short of ‘Hatfield & McCoys,’ The Bible’
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History’s two-part mini-series Houdini captured 3.7 million viewers last night, but could not escape the shadow of History’s previous blockbuster mini-series Hatfields & McCoys and The Bible.

Houdini, which stars Adrien Brody as master magician Harry Houdini and Kristen Connolly as his wife Bess, also drew 1.5 million adult 25-54 viewers and 1.2 million adults 18-49 in its Labor Day debut, according to History. 

 The series’ 3.7 million viewers is well below the 13.9 million viewers that Hatfields & McCoys generated in its May 2012 premiere and the 13.1 million viewers The Bible garnered in its March 2013 debut, according to Nielsen.

Part two of Houdini airs tonight on History.

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