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Ratings: How Many People Watched Lifetime's Whitney Biopic?

Probably a lot more than you'd think!

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Kaitlin Thomas

The people at Lifetime might want to dance with somebody right now, because its Whitney Houston-themed four-hour programming block scored big ratings for the network.

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Directed by Angela Bassett, the biopic starred America's Next Top Model alum Yaya DaCosta as the late singer, and drew 4.5 million viewers for itsSaturday premiere, making it the network's most-watched telecast since Flowers in the Attic last January. The film drew 2.1 million viewers in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic.

The "no-holds-barred" interview that followed, Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney, retained 91 percent of Whitney's audience, bringing in 4.1 million viewers. Closing out the evening's programming block was Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, which drew 3.2 million viewers.

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