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.”
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“The Andromeda Strain” received Emmy nominations for
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie
- Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special
- Outstanding Miniseries
- Outstanding Make-Up for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or a Movie
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or a Movie
- Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or a Movie.