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Despite R. Kelly‘s threats of legal action, Lifetime premiered their highly anticipated “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series and set a new ratings record for the network.

1.9 million total viewers tuned on Thursday night, giving Lifetime its best performance in all key demos in the past two years!

The docu-series also sparked over 743,000 social media interactions across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Surviving R. Kelly” was Lifetime’s largest social premiere for any series or movie in the network’s history.

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