Did you see it? More than 6.5 million movie watchers had the “Steel Magnolias” experience on Sunday.
This was the best audience drawn telecast since “Life is Not a Fairy Tale: The Fantasia Barrino Story” in 2006. But this telecast served as the most watched movie in Lifetime’s history.
The new version of the movie and play, produced by Sony Pictures Television, was executive produced by Queen Latifah, and stars Latifah, Phylicia Rashad, Adepero Oduye, Condola Rashad, Jill Scott and Alfre Woodard, says The Wrap.
“We couldn’t be happier with the great response ‘Steel Magnolias’ and ‘Abducted: The Carlina White Story’ received from viewers this weekend,” said Rob Sharenow, Lifetime’s executive vice president of programming.