A&E’s ‘Crossing’ bridges homes for record rating

Pic averages 4.2 mil households

NEW YORK — A&E’s Monday premiere of “The Crossing,” starring Jeff Daniels, scored a 5.6 cable universe rating (averaging 4.2 million households), making it the most-watched movie in the net’s history.

“Pride and Prejudice” remains the highest-rated movie on the net ever, with a 5.9 cable universe rating (averaging 3.7 million households).

“The Crossing” dramatized the legendary crossing of the Delaware River by Gen. Washington and the Continental Army.

TNT’s Sunday night premiere of the original Western “The Virginian” scored a 4.0 rating (averaging 3.1 million households). Bill Pullman produced, directed and starred in the telefilm, adapted from Owen Wister’s novel.

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