Net's original movie is highest rating in its history

NEW YORK — A&E is paying homage to Dwight Eisenhower and Tom Selleck.

The network’s original movie “Ike: Countdown to D-Day” gave the network its highest rating for an original program in its 20-year history, with 5.5 million viewers tuning in.

Program delivered a 4.2 household rating and 1.7 million viewers in A&E’s target demographic, adults 25-54.

Film stars Selleck, who also helped deliver TNT the highest rating for a cable movie in 2003 when he starred in that network’s original Western “Monte Walsh.”

“Ike” was directed by Robert Harmon. Stephanie Germain and Lionel Chetwynd were exec producers, with Delia Fine exec producing for A&E.

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