Wake up, CBS!
"High School Musical 2" set a cable record on Friday. More than 17 million viewers tuned to the Disney Channel sequel, setting a record for the all-time biggest basic cable audience . It was also the all-time biggest made-for-basic-cable telepicture, the Disney Channel said.
To compare: "The Sopranos" finale on HBO had 11.9 million.
Also per the Disney Channel: it was the most-watched TV-movie anywhere since the 2005 premiere of the Keri Russell-Skeet Ulrich period drama, The Magic of Ordinary Days (with 18.7 million viewers) on CBS.
Why doesn't CBS broadcast an encore of this wonderful Hallmark Hall of Fame movie that earned more viewers than the much-hyped HSM2? Not only would it attract an audience familiar with the Hallmark reputation for quality, but Skeet Ulrich's incredible performance would draw viewers interested in seeing his work on "Jericho".