(2012) According to Nielsen Co. figures, the show set a cable viewing record as the top-rated entertainment telecast ever for ad-supported basic cable. The 3 parts pulled in 13.9 million, 13.1 million and 14.3 million viewers respectively. The previous top-rated basic cable entertainment program was TNT's Crossfire Trail (2001).
Many of the actors in this mini-series have connections to Wyatt Earp. Kevin Costner played the title role in Wyatt Earp (1994) while Bill Paxton and Powers Boothe both appeared in Tombstone (1993) as Morgan Earp and Curly Bill Brocious respectively.