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

    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.

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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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