AMC Dukes Out Record Ratings


Two restored John Wayne films brought record ratings to AMC this past weekend.

Fully restored and digitally remastered classics Island in the Sky and The High and the Mighty had not been seen by the public in more than 25 years.

AMC boasted 3 million viewers for Island in the Sky Saturday, giving the network the top spot in primetime that night for all ad-supported cable networks.

The network followed that up the next night with 3.3 million viewers for The High and the Mighty, the highest-rated telecast in AMC’s history.