WASHINGTON: About 2.7 million viewers watched Sunday’s television premiere of the first movie about the US commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden, the National Geographic Channel said Monday. “SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” caused a stir when it was announced in October that it would screen on the American cable channel just two days before the US presidential election. Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, a prominent fundraiser for President Barack Obama, was among the backers of the 90-minute action thriller. The National Geographic Channel, part of media tycoon Rupert Mudoch’s global empire, said “SEAL Team Six” was its top-rated show of this year, and the sixth most watched in its history.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 7th, 2012.