Good ratings for Nightmares & Dreamscapes

Posted: July 14, 2006, 22:55
Nightmares & Dreamscapes got a strong start.

The TNT anthology "Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King" scared up strong ratings in its Wednesday debut, finishing No. 1 and No. 2 in basic cable for the night with back-to-back episodes.

The first installment of the anthology, the William Hurt-starring "Battleground," drew 5.2 million total viewers at 9 p.m. More importantly, its 18-49 and 25-54 demo totals were the highest a scripted cable series has seen year-to-date, topping a mark set last week by the new USA Network drama "Psych."

A second "Nightmares" episode at 10 p.m., "The Crouch End," reached 4.8 million.