Surprised there wasn't a thread on this, especially since it broke ratings records. From CelebrityCafe.com "Memorial Day’s premiere showing of Hatfields & McCoys brought the History Channel miniseries record-high numbers with 13.9 million viewers. The numbers made the show the highest-rated non-sports telecast in recent cable history, even holding its own against NBC’s America’s Got Talent. " I have it DVRd and have watched almost all of part 1. Although it moves slowly, at the onset it seems to be a well acted and put together mini-series. We'll see how it feels at the conclusion. I'm also trying to find out how true to history the mini-series is. From what I've read so far, good records weren't kept and a lot of the story is coming from accounts printed in the sensationalized newspaper stories. Fictional or based on true events - not sure how I feel about that kind of programing on the History Channel.