Fox-owned cable net FX chalked up the highest rating for an original program in its six-year history with the Sunday primetime showing of its first made-for, the courtroom thriller “Deliberate Intent,” starring Timothy Hutton.
Pic, based on the true story of a lawsuit against the publisher of a hitman manual accused of abetting a murderer, harvested a 2.4 rating in cable homes, delivering 1.3 million households. “We achieved our goal of raising the profile of the network,” said Peter Liguori, prexy of FX Networks.
The film “is the kind of picture we’re seeking out, tackling subject matter that stirs debate,” Liguori said. Andy Wolk directed the movie and co-wrote it with Lisa Mohan based on a book by attorney Ron Smolla.
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