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.
Social media timelines were flooded with memories, music, and celebration during its East and West coast premieres.
#TheClarkSisters movie made me revisit one of my fav videos of THEE Dr. Mattie Moss Clark and Twinkie sangin’ “I Tried Him and I Know Him” together. 🙌🏽— Brown Skin Southern Girl (@amariahshayne) April 12, 2020
Unsure of the exact year, but this was at Bountifil Blessings (RIH Bishop G.E. Patterson) in Memphis. pic.twitter.com/C82gp97uji
Dr. Mattie Moss Clark created the 3-part harmony (separating vocal parts into soprano, alto, and tenor).— Jeremiah (@jeremiah320) April 12, 2020
Dr. Clark left a tremendous legacy
#TheClarkSisters #theclarksistersmovie pic.twitter.com/YqDLrhyc33
AUNTIE JACKY TEXT ME HER SEAL OF APPROVAL!!! I can REST NOW #TheClarkSisters— Angela Birchett (@SanginAng) April 12, 2020
- 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.