3.3 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS SIGN UP FOR "SONS OF LIBERTY"
Part Two Premieres Tonight at 9 p.m. ET/PT on HISTORY(R)
NEW YORK, NY - January 26, 2015 - 3.3 million total viewers enlisted for part one of HISTORY's(R) scripted miniseries SONS OF LIBERTY (#SonsOfLiberty) last night. The first of three parts follows a defiant and radical group of young men, including Sam Adams, John Adams, Paul Revere, John Hancock and Dr. Joseph Warren, as they band together in secrecy to change the course of history and make America a nation. SONS OF LIBERTY also delivered 1.4 million Adults 25-54 and 1.2 million Adults 18-49 at 9:00pm on Sunday, January 25, according to Fast Cable Nielsen Ratings.
Additionally, night one of Sons of Liberty was the most tweeted about scripted series on television for the day. Source: Nielsen 1/25/15; scripted only; program level.
Part two of SONS OF LIBERTY will air tonight, Monday, January 26 at 9:00pm ET/PT before it concludes tomorrow evening.
The Sons of Liberty sparked a revolution, the cast depicting them includes: Ben Barnes (The Chronicles of Narnia) as Sam Adams, a natural born leader with charisma and a penchant for mischief; Ryan Eggold (The Black List) as Dr. Joseph Warren, a doctor and man of conscience and integrity; Michael Raymond-James (Jack Reacher, Terriers, True Blood) as Paul Revere, a veteran who wholeheartedly joins forces with Sam Adams; Rafe Spall (Prometheus, Life of Pi) as John Hancock, the wealthiest man in Boston at the time; and Henry Thomas (E.T. The Extraterrestrial, Gangs of New York, Legends of the Fall) as John Adams, a lawyer and the conservative, smart cousin of Sam Adams. Additionally, Marton Csokas (Equalizer, The Lord of the Rings, Rogue) plays the ferocious General Thomas Gage who is sent to handle the colonial unrest in Boston; Emily Berrington (24: Live Another Day) as Margaret Gage; Jason O'Mara (The Good Wife, Terra Nova, Life on Mars) as General George Washington and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad, Under the Dome, Men, Women & Children) as the brilliant yet mischievous diplomat Benjamin Franklin.
Calling themselves the Sons of Liberty, they light the spark that ignited our revolution. While many of their names have become legendary, this group of young rebels didn't start off as noble patriots. They were a new generation of young American men from varied backgrounds, struggling to find purpose in their lives. They were looking for equality, but they found something greater: Independence.
SONS OF LIBERTY is produced by A+E Studios in association with Stephen David Entertainment for HISTORY. Kari Skogland (Boardwalk Empire, Vikings, Fifty Dead Men Walking) is set to helm. Title theme by Academy Award(R) winner Hans Zimmer. Written by Stephen David and David C. White. Russ McCarroll and Elaine Frontain Bryant are executive producers for HISTORY. Stephen David and Matthew Gross also serve as executive producers. A+E Networks holds worldwide distribution rights to Sons of Liberty and will distribute it under the A+E Studios International banner.
HISTORY(R), now reaching more than 96 million homes, is the leading destination for award-winning original series and specials that connect viewers with history in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across all platforms. he network's all-original programming slate, including scripted event programming, features a roster of hit series including American Pickers(R), American Restoration(TM), Ax Men(TM), Counting Cars(TM), Pawn Stars(R) and Swamp People(R) as well as HISTORY(R)'s first scripted series Vikings, and epic miniseries and special programming such as The Bible, The Men Who Built America and the Emmy(R) Award-winning Hatfields & McCoys, Gettysburg, Vietnam in HD, America The Story of Us(R) and 102 Minutes That Changed America. The HISTORY(R) website is the leading online resource for all things history, and in 2011, the United States Library of Congress selected HISTORY(R)'s Civil War 150 site for inclusion in the historic collection of Internet materials related to the American Civil War sesquicentennial. www.history.com.
About A+E Studios
A+E Studios is the studio unit of the award-winning global media company A+E Networks, LLC. A+E Studios creates, produces and distributes high quality scripted programming across all networks and platforms in the A+E Networks portfolio, including A&E Network, Lifetime, History, LMN, FYI, H2 and A&E IndieFilms. A+E Studios is currently in production on "The Returned," a new series inspired by the internationally acclaimed French hit "Les Revenant," for A&E Network; and "Un-Real," an original series for Lifetime. A+E Studios' "Houdini," a four-hour event for History, aired in the fall of 2014.
About Stephen David Entertainment
Stephen David Entertainment (SDE) is an Emmy(R) Award-winning New York based production company. The company counts The Men Who Built America and The World Wars among its popular event series. In the five years since its inception, SDE has developed numerous docudrama mini-series and specials frequently utilizing CGI and state-of-the art technology. SDE is currently in production on shows for HISTORY and Xbox.