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Saturday night was a good night for Lifetime as the network’s Whitney Houston biopic garnered very strong ratings.

According to Nielsen Fast Cable Ratings, 11.8 million total viewers tuned in to “Whitney” as well as the two hour-long specials that followed its premiere, “Bobby Brown: Remembering Whitney” and “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances.”

Regarding “Whitney,” 4.5 million total viewers were attracted to the film, giving Lifetime its most-watched telecast across all key demographics since “Flowers in the Attic” last January.

In addition, theYBF.com noted that reaction on social media was present as “Whitney” became the most tweeted-about program for the day and Lifetime’s second most tweeted-about program ever. The film’s star, Yaya DaCosta took to Twitter to thank fans and critics for their support of “Whitney.”

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