Having produced projects for Lifetime in the past, Wendy Williams is no stranger to raking in massive ratings for the women’s network.
That’s why it should be no surprise the movie centered on the storied life of the self-proclaimed ‘Queen of All Media’ herself reigned over Saturday night (January 30) TV ratings in a major way.
Look inside to see the numbers that catapulted ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’ to the #1 spot.
Viewership: 2.15 million
The action-packed biopic, which saw Ciera Payton transform into the shock jock-turned-daytime talk show host, chronicled Williams’ highly publicized highs and lows including battles with drug addiction, health, divorce drama with Kevin Hunter, miscarriages, and so much more.
Accompanied by a Lifetime original feature-length documentary, ‘The Wendy Williams Story…What a Mess!,’ the 1-2 punch of Wendy content served potent knockouts to the competition.
On its original air date (January 30), the movie topped ratings charts (as seen below) by drawing in a whopping 2.15 million viewers and later courted an additional 450,000 TV sets across its opening weekend reruns. As if that’s not enough, the subsequent documentary garnered viewership of 1.96 million at its original airing and an additional 797,000 views across reruns.
This means that by her lonesome, Wendy drew approximately 5.36 million eyes to Lifetime – some of its highest weekend numbers EVER.
See the full ratings chart below:
Check out our interview with Ciera Payton below: