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    Lifetime’s The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel Tops Viewer Ratings

    The Clark Sisters First Ladies Of Gospel Twinkie Clark

    It’s official, Jesus brought the sunshine Easter weekend during the debut of Lifetime’s biopic The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel, reaching a record 2.7 million total viewers, and securing its place as Lifetime’s highest-rated original movie since 2016.

    Lifetime The Clark Sisters 2020
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    Social media timelines were flooded with memories, music, and celebration during its East and West coast premieres.

    Viewership Highlights:

    • 2.7 million Total Viewers in L+SD, according to Nielsen Media Research
    • Lifetime’s highest-rated movie since 2016 and the strongest original movie on all of television for 2020 across key demos, including both broadcast and cable.
    • Best ad-supported cable original movie since 2018 in key demos, with 1.1 million Adults 25-54, 905,000 Adults 18-49 and 813,000 Women 25-54.

    With the success of The Clark Sisters, Lifetime now claims the top three original movies on ad-supported cable in 2020 in key demos, along with Stolen By My Mother: The Kamiyah Mobley Story and Chris Watts: Confessions of a Killer.

    On social media, #TheClarkSisters ranked #1 across all TV on April 11 with over 700,000 interactions, according to Nielsen Social. #TheClarkSisters was the top social Lifetime movie over the last year.

    Lifetime will air an encore presentation of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel tonight, Monday, April 13 at 8/7c. The movie is also available on VOD.

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