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Steel Magnolias Blows All Competition Away! Watched By A Record 6.5 Million People!!!

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Queen Latifah is no stranger to success - after all they don't call her a queen for nothing. Which is why we weren't TOO surprised to learn that her televised remake of Steel Magnolias set some Lifetime records with 6.5 million people tuning in to see the made-for-television movie.

But that doesn't mean we aren't still VERY impressed by the astronomical success this movie has achieved.

To put things in perspective, this was Lifetime's third most watched original telecast ever, and it also posted the network's best ratings since 2006 - say what?!?!

Topping it all off - it was the most watched two hour original cable movie since 2007 - the movie averaged 3.2 million views among viewers in the 25-52 age demographic which hasn't happened to a Lifetime movie in SEVENTEEN years!!!

This is especially impressive considering that at this time last week the movie was in some serious legal trouble and many questioned whether the television movie would ever see the light of day in the first place.

But thankfully it did, and we were able to enjoy this rousing success!!

Where were you when Steel Magnolias toppled the cable movie kingdom?!?!

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12 comments to “Steel Magnolias Blows All Competition Away! Watched By A Record 6.5 Million People!!!”

  1. 1

    just wondering how much you're being paid for this post? in what universe is 6.5 million people is "the astronomical success " and 'rousing success!! "
    6.5 million people is just barely 2% of 314,548,000. so tell another lie. 80% of your readers will believe you. are you chaneling Joseph Goebbels? "tell a big enough LIE and tell it often enough people will believe you"

  2. 2

    thats really hard to believe.

  3. Godsend says – reply to this


    In the words of the late Whitney Houston, "I wanna see the receipts."

  4. Sarahlynn says – reply to this


    People watched it to compare… and it was HORRIBLE!!! I have see high school plays better then the acting in this remake. Which sucks because there are some amazing actresses here! I mean I did not even tear up with M'lynn's break down at the end… and Sally Field gets me everytime

  5. 5

    I love Steel Magnolias and this version was UNWATCHABLE. It really did look like a poorly produced high school play. The flow was off, the actress, who are awesome normally, were totally unbelievable in this adaptation.

  6. 6

    Why did they have to ruin a classic? just leave it a classic! why is it necessary to have a BLACK steel magnolis? it's not!

  7. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: Sassahma86 – I agree, the original was great, did not watch because I do not get this channel. If I did I still would not have watched.

  8. Kellie says – reply to this


    The remake didn't even come close to the original, you cant remake perfection…

  9. jantn says – reply to this


    This was horrible, the original IS a classic. The acting, my goodness if you can call that acting, was so bad. Toss it in the
    garbage and never show it again.

  10. 10

    I wonder if that was at the start of the show. I also wonder what that number was at the end of the show or mid way through. I was not one of them!

  11. 11

    I loved it, but I never saw the original, so I can't compare.

  12. Jenny says – reply to this


    Re: Sarahlynn – I agree! I always cry when I watch the original. Even though Latifah was saying the exact same words, there was absolutely no heart behind it. I didn't even bat an eye. Sorry, but you just can't touch Sally Field, Shirley Maclaine, etc. Definitely not by replacing them with Queen Latifah and Jill Scott.