The premiere of “Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge, & Michel’le” was a ratings smash for Lifetime with 2.3 million viewers on Saturday night.
But, it didn’t stop there. Lifetime’s one-hour documentary, “Beyond The Headlines: Michel’le,” which aired immediately after the biopic, scooped another 1.9 million viewers.
All in, Lifetime boasts, the network reached 9.4 million viewers across all weekend telecasts of the two projects, which touch on the life of hip-hop recording artist Michel’le.
Surviving Compton, from Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media, was was the most social TV program (excluding sports) on the day of its premiere, with 216K unique people generating 506K interactions across Facebook and Twitter. Surviving Compton was the most social movie of the weekend with a total of 573K interactions.
And to think Lil Mo said Michel’le didn’t deserve a biopic.