It’s just not a good time to be R&B legend R. Kelly.
The singer, the subject of Lifetime’s ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ (a scathing documentary highlighting decades of his alleged sexual abuse of minors), has been engulfed in a media and legal firestorm following some of its jaw-dropping accusations.
As we reported here, night one alone of the three-part docuseries rocked social media and was penciled into the network’s history books for its stellar viewership. Now, with all the showings combined, the entire series is locked as one of Lifetime’s most viewed programs ever!
Official press release:
Lifetime’s ground-breaking documentary series Surviving R. Kelly continued its ratings domination with its telecasts across Lifetime and LMN, reaching 18.8 million Total Viewers.
Additionally, the documentary accounted for six of the top eight cable entertainment telecasts of the week with these demos.
Surviving R. Kelly was also the #1 most social primetime program across broadcast and cable for three consecutive nights (excluding sports), delivering 1.4 million total interactions across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, cementing itself as Lifetime’s most talked-about series on social media in the network’s history.