Lifetime learned this over the weekend when they aired their much hyped ‘Whitney’ biopic – the ratings of which have just been released.
How did the Angela Bassett directed production fare? Find out below…
Per a new press release, the movie – which saw Yaya DaCosta play the legendary singer – commanded a total audience of 4.5 million.
The feat makes the film the network’s most watched telecast since last year’s ‘Flowers In The Attic’.
As Lifetime point out, the millions who tuned in to the spectacle (which centered on Houston’s heated relationship with ex husband Bobby Brown) kept watching the additional block of programming dedicated to the star:
An incredible 91% of the Whitney audience tuned in to watch the 10:00pm one-hour special, Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney, an exclusive, no-holds-barred interview with Houston’s ex-husband about the couple’s powerfully intense relationship, delivering 4.1 million Total Viewers.
At 11:00pm ET/PT, the special Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances brought in 3.2 million Total Viewers.
Combined, the network’s “Whitney night” delivered total viewership of 11.8 million.
Winning! And deservedly so. Because, though not perfect, we enjoyed the movie in earnest.