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[01/30/07 - 06:38 PM]
First of Four Nora Roberts Adaptations, Lifetime Original Movie 'Nora Roberts' Angels Fall,' Averages Nearly Five Million Viewers During January 29 Premiere on Lifetime
Telefilm draws nearly five million viewers, averaging a 4.1 household rating, during its premiere on Monday.

[via press release from Lifetime]

First of Four Nora Roberts Adaptations, Lifetime Original Movie 'Nora Roberts' Angels Fall,' Averages Nearly Five Million Viewers During January 29 Premiere on Lifetime

- 'Nora Roberts' Montana Sky' Premieres Monday, February 5 at 9PM (ET/PT) -

NEW YORK, Jan. 30 -- The first of four adaptations of Nora Roberts' best-selling novels, the Lifetime Original Movie Nora Roberts' Angels Fall, drew nearly five million viewers, averaging a 4.1 household rating, during its premiere on Lifetime Television Monday, January 29 at 9PM (ET/PT).

Also the highest-rated telecast among W18-49 on all of ad-supported basic cable in the time period, Nora Roberts' Angels Fall starred Heather Locklear ("Spin City," "Melrose Place") and Johnathon Schaech ("That Thing You Do!") in a story which centered on a woman who is the sole survivor of a restaurant massacre, now trying to rebuild her life only to find herself once again at the center of a murder mystery.

The three other upcoming adaptations of the phenomenally successful Nora Roberts novels:

* John Corbett ("Sex and the City"), Ashley Williams ("Good Morning, Miami"), Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actress Diane Ladd ("Alice") star in "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky," which tells the story of three half sisters who meet for the first time when their father dies, only to learn that they must live together for a year in order to receive their sizable inheritance. "Nora Roberts' Montana Sky" premieres Monday, February 5, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

* Alicia Witt ("The Upside of Anger," "Cybill"), Matthew Settle ("Brothers & Sisters," "Band of Brothers"), Scott Bakula ("Star Trek: Enterprise," "Quantum Leap") and Talia Shire ("Rocky," "The Godfather") star in "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke," about Reena, a young woman who, after watching her family business burn to the ground as a child, becomes an arson investigator and steps into the greatest inferno she has ever faced. "Nora Roberts' Blue Smoke" premieres Monday, February 12, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

* Claire Forlani ("Meet Joe Black"), Oliver Hudson ("Dawson's Creek") and Jacqueline Bisset ("The Deep") star in "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon," which focuses on a unique young woman who returns to her hometown to confront the violent memories of her childhood. She unexpectedly finds love in the arms of an old friend and becomes the key to solving a series of murders that began with the death of her childhood best friend. "Nora Roberts' Carolina Moon" premieres Monday, February 19, at 9 PM (ET/PT).

Nora Roberts' Angels Fall was produced by Mandalay Television and Stephanie Germain Productions for Lifetime Television. Peter Guber ("Rainman," "Batman," "The Color Purple," "The Jacket"), Stephanie Germain (Lifetime's "Gracie's Choice," "The Day After Tomorrow") and Peter Strauss ("The Jacket") were the executive producers. Janet Brownell ("Eloise at the Plaza," "Once Upon a Mattress") wrote the teleplay and Ralph Hemeker (Lifetime's "Fatal Desire" and "Haunting Sarah") directed.

LIFETIME is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. A diverse, multi-media company, LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. LIFETIME Television, LMN, LIFETIME Real Women, LIFETIME Home Entertainment, and LIFETIME Online (http://www.lifetimetv.com) are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

SOURCE Lifetime Television
http://www.lifetimetv.com





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· BAND OF BROTHERS (HBO)
· BROTHERS & SISTERS (ABC)
· DAWSON'S CREEK (WB)
· ELOISE AT THE PLAZA (ABC)
· FATAL DESIRE (LIFETIME)
· GOOD MORNING, MIAMI (NBC)
· GRACIE'S CHOICE (LIFETIME)
· HAUNTING SARAH (LIFETIME)
· MONTANA SKY (LIFETIME)
· NORA ROBERTS' ANGELS FALL (LIFETIME)
· NORA ROBERTS' BLUE SMOKE (LIFETIME)
· NORA ROBERTS' CAROLINA MOON (LIFETIME)
· NYPD BLUE (ABC)
· ONCE UPON A MATTRESS (ABC)
· SEX AND THE CITY (HBO)
· SPIN CITY (ABC)
· STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (UPN)











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