‘Pacific' Draws Healthy Viewership For Opener

First hour of ten-part series attracts 3.1 million viewers, topping ‘John Adams' premiere
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The
Pacific
, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's latest World War II miniseries
for HBO, opened with healthy viewership for the premium network.

The
first hour of the 10-part series attracted 3.1 million viewers at 9 p.m. March
14.  That marks a 22% uptick over the
premiere of HBO's most recent miniseries, John Adams (2.5 million
viewers in March 2008).

Combined
with the 11 p.m. rerun, the opening episode of The Pacific attracted 4
million viewers and outperformed the 9 p.m. time period by 69%.

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