Final Ratings: #SurvivingRKelly Docuseries Draws in Nearly 20 Million Total Viewers

Published: Thursday 10th Jan 2019 by Rashad

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!

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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.


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  1. Jasmine January 10, 2019

    That is ALL because R. Kelly is The King Of R&B. I see these whites are on a roll trynna take down black male LEGENDS. They done dug MJ 6 feet out of the grave (when his body already been eaten by the worms a decade ago) to attack him next in a “TAKE-A-N|GGA-DOWN-mentary” on some bull sh|t that can’t go ANYWHERE in criminal court! Too many people falling for this organized agenda to destroy black male legends!

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    • Jasmine January 10, 2019

      Asante MgGhee EXPOSED:

      HOW DO U LEAVE YOUR KIDS TO GO BE WITH R. KELLY? She has LONG HISTORY of ARRESTS and MUGSHOTS for theft, stealing, blackmail, extortion, etc.

      • Jasmine January 10, 2019

    • Jasmine January 10, 2019


      Here is a video on Luenell speaking on the matter. Luenell represents the people. She cosiders legal age to be 21 years old and older but the LAW says 17 and older is legal in most states.

      • Jasmine January 10, 2019

    • Jasmine January 10, 2019


      R. Kelly did some bad things in the 90s but that was decades ago. THERE IS NO EVIDENCE IN THE PAST 20 YEARS that even suggests he is into underrage girls or is doing anything criminal or illegal.

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