Celebrated Olympic gymnast Simone Biles cartwheeled her way right to the top of television ratings on Saturday night (February 3) thanks to ‘The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar,’ – a made-for-TV adaptation of her tell-all memoir, ‘Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance.’
Viewership: 1.8 million
Coming in as the most watched cable television broadcast for its hour, raked in an impressive 1.8 million viewers for what is usually a quiet pre-Super Bowl Saturday night. Among scripted programs aired over the entire day, it ranked second only to Hallmark Channel’s original film, ‘My Secret Valentine.’
The Olympic champion’s film comes as yet another victory for Lifetime which, just the weekend prior, dominated Saturday night ratings with the Toni Braxton-led ‘Faith Under Fire’ – the biopic of Georgia teacher Antoinette Tuff (click here to read more).