National Geographic gets record audience for "Killing Lincoln"

02/19/2013 | Variety (subscription required)

National Geographic Channel on Sunday scored a record number for the premiere of its first original fact-based drama, "Killing Lincoln." The two-hour showing tallied an average of 3.4 million viewers, according to Nielsen estimates, compared with a previous network high of 3 million for "Inside 9/11" in August 2005. "Killing Lincoln" also performed well among the 25-to-54 demographic, generating 1 million viewers on average, almost three times the network's average for Sunday night.

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