A&E Posts Best Year in Network History

According to a press release, “A&E is wrapping up the best year in the network’s history among all key demographics, ranking number 5 in adults 25-54 and 6 in adults 18-49.”

They can thank productions featuring Benjamin, as “2008 marked A&E’s reintroduction of first-class original scripted drama beginning with the two-night epic event “The Andromeda Strain,” produced by Ridley and Tony Scott, which averaged 2.7 million viewers adults 25-54 and 2.4 million adults 18-49, ranking as the #1 cable mini-series on the year and garnering 7 Emmy® nominations.

The first scripted drama in six years, “The Cleaner” staring Benjamin Bratt premiered in July. In its first season, on a weekly three telecast cume basis “The Cleaner” averaged 4.2 million total viewers, 2.4 million adults 25-54 and 2.2 million adults 18-49 in primetime. “The Cleaner” has become A&E’s number one original drama in network history among adults 18-49 and 25-54, roughly doubling the audience of the previous two series in those demos.”

The whole article can be found at

A&E Posts Best Year in Network History

“The Andromeda Strain” received Emmy nominations for

  1. Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
  2. Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries,  Movie, or a Special
  3. Outstanding Miniseries
  4. Outstanding Make-Up for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
  5. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing  for a Miniseries or a Movie
  6. Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie
  7. Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie.

The 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards and Creative Arts Emmy® Awards Nominees are…

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