Original trilogy beats King Kong in ratings

Another Jackson vs. Lucas contest this weekend, and the results came out pretty much the same. TNT was running Peter Jackson’s King Kong, and Spike’s broadcasting of the original trilogy came out on top by a pretty hefty margin: A New Hope pulled 2.5 million, Empire Strikes Back had 3.5 million and Return of the Jedi got 4.12 million viewers (just short of Revenge of the Sith’s 4.25 million) while King Kong‘s multiple airings only brought in 2 million at best. Poor Kong: It’s not a horrible movie, but it simply doesn’t have the rewatch potential of SW and LOTR.

Spike will continue to air one Star Wars film every Sunday through May 25th.