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History's "Hatfields and McCoys" Sets Record for Viewers

George Doyle/Stockbyte/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- History's Hatfields and McCoys, starring Kevin Costner, has set a record for the network, Variety reports.

On Monday, the first of the three-part miniseries attracted 13.9 million viewers, making it the most-watched non-sports telecast in cable history.  Part three airs Wednesday.

Hatfields and McCoys is a true American story of a legendary family feud that spanned decades and nearly triggered a war between Kentucky and West Virginia.  Costner plays “Devil” Anse Hatfield and Bill Paxton portrays Randall McCoy. 

Costner tells OnThe that when you're telling the story of actual people, it's important to get it right because, "You don’t want to mess with people’s lives.  You don’t want to treat them like clowns..."

Costner says the people involved in the feud are "part of the American fabric.  This DNA of violence and biblical proportions."

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