wpostServer: http://css.washingtonpost.com/wpost

The Post Most: Entertainment

Trove link goes here

Going Out Guide

GOG Blog

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

TKO’s boxing-themed burgers come to Brentwood

The owner of the Carolina Kitchen debuts his new burger concept.

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Beer Madness reaches its one shining moment

Only two competitors are left in our beer bracket, and we want you to taste them both and pick a winner.

Best Bets

More Best Bets

Recently Reviewed Restaurants

More Recently Reviewed Restaurants

TV Column
Posted at 05:22 PM ET, 06/04/2012

A&E’s ‘Longmire’ premiere cops more than 4 million viewers

Brace yourself for a stampede of new crime dramas set in the gun-toting heartland.

 On the heels of the, well, historic numbers achieved by History’s “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries, A&E reported Monday that Sunday’s launch of its new drama “Longmire” set ratings records when it clocked an average of 4.1 million viewers Sunday night at 10.

 That crowd makes it the network’s No. 1 original series premiere of all time and cable TV’s No. 1 new scripted drama series of 2012 to date.

 The achievement comes days after History’s three-part miniseries about the famous clan clash of the Hatfield and McCoy families clocked 14 million viewers on Monday, 13 million on Tuesday, and more than 14 million on Wednesday, becoming the most watched scripted entertainment program in basic cable history.

 Based on the Walt Longmire novels by Craig Johnson, “Longmire” stars Robert Taylor as the plain talking, straight-shooting, sorrow-harboring sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming, and Katee Sackhoff as his dedicated deputy/greenhorn from Philadelphia.

 

By  |  05:22 PM ET, 06/04/2012

Tags:  longmire premiere a&e, katee sackhoff longmire, wyoming sheriff longmire, craig johnson, craig johnson longmire, katee sackhoff, history hatfields & mccoys, kevin costner hatfields and mccoys

 
Read what others are saying
     

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company