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'Liz & Dick' scores decent 3.5 Million viewers for Lifetime

By Tim Kenneally
TheWrap.com

"Liz & Dick," the Lindsay Lohan-starring biopic of screen legend Elizabeth Taylor, might have been slammed by the general public, but it drew decent numbers for Lifetime.

Sunday's airing of the movie pulled in 3.5 million total viewers, the network said Monday.

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The Lifetime Original Movie, which also starred Grant Bowler as Taylor's husband Richard Burton, averaged 1.3 million viewers in the advertiser-cherished 18-49 demographic.

In that demo as well as others, "Liz & Dick" was the year's fourth most-watched original movie premiere on ad-supported cable, behind the Lifetime movies "Steel Magnolias" (which drew 6.5 million total viewers with its October premiere), "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."

Compared to all of Lifetime's original movies this year, "Liz & Dick" was up 40 percent in total viewers, and 41 percent in the 18-49 demographic.

The network will run an encore of "Liz & Dick," which was executive-produced by Larry A. Thompson, directed by Lloyd Kramer and written by Christopher Monger, at 8 p.m. Monday.

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