Date: 6th December 2000

Cable Channels Attract Big Audiences With Movie Specials

The Sci-Fi Channel's costly Dune miniseries has produced the highest rating the channel has ever received.

Sunday night's episode of the six-hour drama averaged a 4.6 cable rating, representing 3.1 million homes.

Meanwhile, Showtime also scored strongly Sunday night with the opening episode of the gay drama Queer as Folk capturing a 4.5 cable rating, twice the pay-TV channel's average

Source: Studio Briefing