A cable movie that premiered Saturday night had the best viewer numbers for a basic cable telepic since 2012. The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports that Lifetime’s "Flowers in the Attic" opened to 6.1 million viewers.
"The haul marks a basic cable best since the network’s remake of ‘Steel Magnolias’ in October 2012," the story reports. "And among adults 25-54, it was the highest-rated ad-supported telepic since November 2012 with an average 2.6 million viewers in the demo."
The movie is an adaptation of the controversial 1979 V.C. Andrews novel dealing in part with incest, which was also adapted for a feature film in 1987. The Lifetime movie stars Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn.