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Lifetime's Movie 'Whitney' Pulls in Big Ratings!


Whether you loved it or hated it, Lifetime's original movie Whitney drew in 4.5 million total viewers Saturday night during its premiere! Wow!

Me personally, I liked the fim as I said in my review. Judging from social media, Whitney - starring Yaya DaCosta and Arlen Escarpeta - received a warm response and many positive messages. However, some viewers pointed out they wanted the film to cover more of Whitney's life and felt the movie was more about Bobby Brown, Whitney's ex-husband.

According to Entertainment WeeklyWhitney was Lifetime’s most-watched telecast since Flowers in the Attic.

Yaya DaCosta as Whitney Houston and Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown
Right after the movie premiered, an exclusive interview with Bobby Brown aired entitled Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney (4.1 million total viewers) then Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances (3.2 million total viewers) aired. All three shows turned out to be hits with 11.8 million viewers in total, according to Entertainment Weekly.

Were you one of the viewers who tuned into Whitney? What did you think of the movie? Sound off in the comments below!

- Read my Whitney review, recap and top 5 shocking movie moments here: TV Review: Lifetime's 'Whitney'

- Premiering soon on Lifetime: With This Ring starring Jill Scott, Eve, Regina Hall and Brooklyn Sudano. Read more here!

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