December 13, 2011 2:20pm PT by Philiana Ng
Pierce Brosnan's 'Bag of Bones' Miniseries Boosts Ratings for A&E
A&E's two-part Bag of Bones miniseries starring Pierce Brosnan scored for the cable network in the ratings.
For Part 1, A&E lured 3.4 million total viewers on Sunday evening, making it the top cable telecast for the night. And on the following evening, Bag of Bones retained a strong 88 percent of its premiere audience, delivering 3 million viewers.
Based on the Stephen King novel of the same name, Bag of Bones ranked as the most-watched cable miniseries since the cabler's 2008 effort Andromeda Strain, which hovered around 5 million viewers.
Brosnan plays novelist Mike Noonan in Bag of Bones, a recent widower who holes himself up in Maine to unblock his writer's block. Unexplainable things begin to happen to him at the cabin and he's convinced that his dead wife is trying to communicate with him.
Syfy joined in on the genre fun this past weekend, airing its original television movie Snowmageddon, starring Michael Hogan, David Cubitt and Magda Apanowicz. The Christmas telepic drew 2.2 million on Saturday night from 9-11 p.m. and averaged 856,000 among adults 25-54.
Syfy's first telepic Zombie Apocalypse in tis slate of holiday films, airing Oct. 29, drew just under Snowmageddon's tune-in numbers with 2.1 million.
Cinetel's Snowmageddon revolved around a mystical snow globe that makes very bad things happen in the real world when it is shaken.
Syfy's next holiday film, Leprechaun, will air on St. Patrick's Day: Saturday, March 17, 2012.