‘Roots’ Reboot Picks Up 5.3 Million Viewers

Published: Wednesday 1st Jun 2016 by David

Keen to offer the world a detailed, nuanced and honest tales of African-American chattel slavery, several networks have impacted the world of television with TV shows based on its horrors.

Two of these are WGN’s ‘Underground’ and the other is HISTORY’s reboot of ‘Roots.’

This week has seen the latter hit the ground running with a brilliant start.

Ratings below…

The series debuted simultaneously on A&E, Lifetime & History and was watched by 5.3 million viewers.

Epic news.

For, this makes its the most-watched cable miniseries opener since The Bible in 2013 and one of the year’s more critically acclaimed TV offerings once it collected an 83 out of 100 rating on review aggregator Metacritic.

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  1. RihNavy June 1, 2016

    Underground is one of the most accurate, real, and breathtaking things to happen to TV in a while. I hope it gets picked up by s bigger network to gain more traction and viewership though.

  2. Jackson Five Nostrils (Tyler) June 1, 2016

    Better than the original!!!

  3. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely June 1, 2016

    Wow cool

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