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Producers Happy About NIGHT VISIONS Ratings

In spite of being dropped into the summer schedule, NIGHT VISIONS is doing better than expected.

By Frank Kurtz     July 19, 2001

Bill Pullman takes a turn as an actor/director in the NIGHT VISIONS episode "A View Through The Window"
© 2001 Fox Broadcasting

Producers Dan Angel and Billy Brown are pleased about the good ratings their NIGHT VISIONS horror anthology TV series premiere got.

Last week, the FOX program pulled in 5.46 million viewers and a 2.1/7 in adults 18-49 at 8 p.m. and 5 million and a 2.3/7 at 9 p.m. What this all comes down to is that these numbers represent a 16% increase over the network's Thursday average ratings so far this summer.

While talking to CINESCAPE, the producers spoke of this situation, saying, "We are thrilled with these numbers considering the competition on Thursday night and the fact that the show had very little promotion. Millions of people found us, the critics raved and we hope that our numbers continue to grow as word of mouth spreads.

"Tonight's episode includes two more tales, one in the sci-fi arena directed by and starring Bill Pullman. The second story is a suspense thriller about a man looking for some peace and quiet...he doesn't find it. It was directed by Joe Dante and features Brian Dennehy and Cary Elwes."

Regarding tonight's show more specifically... First, in "View Through a Window," Pullman (who also directed) plays an Army major investigating the sudden appearance of a lush, pastoral scene---in a desert---that is enclosed in a force field. Troops see, but cannot interact with, a farmhouse and family of five, which seems not to notice the surrounding soldiers. As the officer determines that the force field periodically opens, he also develops a passion for a young woman on the other side. The second tale, entitled "Quiet Please," is set in the wilderness, with Elwes as a serenity-seeking camper and Dennehy as a noisy neighbor, who says "if it's too crowded...move." Move he does---but not far enough.

NIGHT VISIONS airs tonight on the FOX network. Check your local listings for times.


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