Sunday evening’s debut of Bill O’Reilly‘s Killing Kennedy brought in record ratings for the National Geographic Channel.
The Killing Kennedy film was based on O’Reilly’s co-written book of the same name. Racking up 3.35 million total viewers, this iteration of the Fox host’s Killing series broke NatGeo’s previous record and tied the record for a 1.1 rating in the key 25-54 demo. Those previous records were held by O’Reilly’s Killing Lincoln movie.
Among households, Killing Kennedy generated a 2.8 rating, second-highest for the network behind its Inside 9/11 documentary.
The #killingkennedy hashtag was also the number-one trending Twitter topic in the United States during the movie’s broadcast.
“Killing Kennedy demonstrated once again that our constant efforts to expand the type of programming National Geographic Channel presents is paying off,” said network president Howard Owens. As such, the network is slated to begin production on a film version of O’Reilly’s latest book, Killing Jesus, starting in March 2014.
Read here for a full list of all the JFK movies and documentaries set to air on TV this month.
[image via NatGeo]
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