V was a landmark event in television: the Number One show in America: with a 27.0 rating, a 40 share.
V’s initial broadcast in North America drew -- and kept -- 80 million viewers.
V was the highest rated program on NBC for two and a half years.
V’s enormous rating still places it among the Top 15 miniseries in all of television history.
V aired overseas against the 1984 Olympics, out-rating them two to one: 200 million viewers.
V was critically acclaimed by virtually all of the world’s key media reviewers.
V played in South Africa during Apartheid. The day after it aired, there were big, red V’s (for Victory) sprayed all over the walls of the black townships.
V has been continually rebroadcast ever since. Its audience has constantly grown.
V’s 2001 DVD release became an instant best-seller worldwide. With no advertising or promotion, video sales are over 4,800,000 units for a revenue over $70 Million.
V’s 2019 Blu-ray release also became an instant bestseller.
In Kenny’s director’s commentary on both the V DVD and Blu-ray editions he gave an e-mail address for people who had comments. Thousands have poured in from around the world. Over half say, “I was a kid when V first aired and I was captivated then, but now that I’m older. I appreciate how much deeper it was than I realized, working on so many levels, (etc.) …I have shared it with my children who love it as much as I do. We’d love to see a follow-up and where the story goes.”