Lifetime’s Aaliyah Biopic Scores 3.2 Million Viewers
Via Deadline reports:
Lifetime’s much-criticized biopic of the late R&B singer Aaliyah shot to the top of the week’s Twitter TV charts, beating out The Walking Dead even as critics, led by superstar hip-hop producer Timbaland, beat up the production online and beyond.
It didn’t hurt the show in either its broadcast ratings, which were very solid for a Lifetime movie of the week, or with the Twitter TV ratings that Nielsen also puts out. There, the show set off nearly 1 million tweets seen by 3.2 million people during the broadcast or in the three hours before and after. Given the lingering stink raised by Timbaland and other music notables over the film’s shortcomings in portraying the late R&B princess, it’s a good guess that Nielsen’s numbers don’t come close to capturing all the conversation that went on long after that three-hour window elapsed.
And while the premiere flatlined for social media [aside from its 997,000 tweets], there was a silver lining as all the buzz surrounding the flick is responsible for making it the No. 2 cable telepic of 2014, behind Lifetime’s powerhouse “Flowers in the Attic,” which aired on Jan. 18. Overall, “Flowers in the Attic” brought in 6.1 million viewers with 2.4 million adults 18-49 watching.
Do you think the Lifetime movie honored Aaliyah or is she rocking the boat in her grave right now??