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'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries finale draws 7.4 million viewers

'Bonnie & Clyde' miniseries finale draws 7.4 million viewers
Emile Hirsch ("Clyde Barrow") and Holliday Grainger ("Bonnie Parker"), who star in "Bonnie & Clyde." (Joseph Viles / A&E Networks)

A&E Networks closed out its two-part "Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries Monday night with 7.4 million viewers across three of its cable networks, according to Nielsen, down from the 9.8 million who watched the first installment on Sunday.

The finale for the series, starring Emile Hisch and Holliday Grainger as the notorious crime duo, aired from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Lifetime, History and A&E. In the key 25-54 demographic, "Bonnie & Clyde" brought in 3.1 million viewers, compared with Sunday's tally of 4.2 million.

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The series marked the first time A&E has broadcast a program across the three networks simultaneously.

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Over the two nights, the series was watched by 8.6 million people overall, making it the third most-watched basic cable miniseries since AMC's "Broken Trail" in 2006. "Bonnie & Clyde" didn't top either last year's "Hatfields & McCoys" or this year's "The Bible," which both aired on History. 

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The five-part biblical epic averaged 11.4 million viewers, while the three-part "Hatfields & McCoys" drew an average of 13.8 million.

In night two of "Bonnie & Clyde," History contributed the most viewers with 2.8 million, followed by 2.3 million each from Lifetime and A&E.

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