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Fox Scores Big With "Terminator"

sconnor.jpgIt may be too early to tell, but Fox's "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" might be exactly what the network needed- a hit.

The new show, which revives the characters from the popular "Terminator" movie franchise, drew impressive ratings for its series premiere on Sunday. It racked up a whopping 18.3 million viewers, which according to MovieWeb is the highest ratings for a new show's first episode in the last three years. Of course, it doesn't hurt that the show premiered directly after the New York Giants-Dallas Cowboys playoff game. (But really, where better to attract that key demographic of young males?)

And while ratings for Fox were great, NBC was not immune to those rampaging cyborgs from the future. The abbreviated Golden Globes press conference only attracted 5.8 million viewers, according to Variety. The network probably saw that coming, though, when they realized people watch awards shows for the stars, most of whom boycotted the show.

"Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" airs Mondays at 9 pm on Fox, and stars "300" actress Lena Headey as the title character, with Thomas Dekker as future savior-of-mankind John Connor. Summer Glau, from Fox's terminated show "Firefly," is the newest ‘good' Terminator sent back in time to protect John from a swarm of evil cyborgs. --Chris Sardelli

Photo: © 2007 Fox/Mike Ansell

Posted by Chris on January 15, 2008 1:51 PM
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