or


[10/05/04 - 12:00 AM]
Lifetime Original Movie 'Plain Truth' Starring Mariska Hargitay & Alison Pill Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Movie of 2004

[via press release from Lifetime]

LIFETIME Original Movie 'Plain Truth' Starring Mariska Hargitay & Alison Pill Becomes Network's Highest-Rated Movie of 2004

Second Highest-Rated Original Movie on Basic Cable This Year

- Averages a 4.3 Household Rating and 4.7 Million Persons 2+ -

NEW YORK, Oct. 5 -- The Lifetime Original Movie "Plain Truth," starring Mariska Hargitay and Alison Pill, became the network's highest-rated movie of the year when it premiered last night, Monday, October 4, scoring a 4.3 primetime household rating, averaging 4.7 million Persons 2+ and 3.8 million households. The previous highest-rated Lifetime Original Movie was "Gracie's Choice," which posted a 3.8 household rating in January.

With this 4.3 household rating, "Plain Truth" ranked second among all 2004 original basic cable movies*.

In this adaptation of Jodi Picoult's controversial best-seller, Emmy Award nominee Hargitay starred as a tough trial lawyer who is thrown into a close- knit community to defend a young Amish girl (Pill) accused of murdering a newborn.

The next Lifetime Original Movie is "Identity Theft: The Michelle Brown Story," starring Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Annabella Sciorra, premiering Monday, November 1 at 9PM (ET/PT).

"Plain Truth" was produced by Plain Truth Productions (Muse) Inc., and distributed by Robert Greenwald Productions for Lifetime Television. Michael Prupas ("This Is Wonderland," "Icebound") and Alys Shanti ("The Crooked E," "The Book of Ruth") were the executive producers. Philip Kleinbart was the supervising producer and Michael Mahoney was the producer. The teleplay was written by Matthew Tabak (Lifetime's "Obsessed," "The Stranger Beside Me") and was based on the novel by Jodi Picoult.

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. Launched in 1984, LIFETIME serves 88 million households nationwide. In 1998, LIFETIME launched Lifetime Movie Network, now in more than 42 million homes, and in 2001, Lifetime Real Women. LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network, Lifetime Real Women, Lifetime Radio for Women, Lifetime Home Entertainment and Lifetime Online are part of LIFETIME Entertainment Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company.

*TNT's "Salem's Lot" averaged a 4.4 household rating for Parts One and Two

SOURCE LIFETIME
Web Site: http://www.lifetimetv.com





  [october 2004]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· ANN RULE PRESENTS: THE STRANGER BESIDE ME (USA)
· BOOK OF RUTH, THE (CBS)
· CROOKED E: THE UNSHREDDED TRUTH ABOUT ENRON, THE (CBS)
· GRACIE'S CHOICE (LIFETIME)
· ICE BOUND: A WOMAN'S SURVIVAL AT THE SOUTH POLE (CBS)
· IDENTITY THEFT: THE MICHELLE BROWN STORY (LIFETIME)
· OBSESSED (LIFETIME)
· PLAIN TRUTH (LIFETIME)
· SALEM'S LOT (TNT)





most recent ratings | view all posts
[09/18/14 - 04:56 PM]
Fall Premiere of OWN's "For Better or Worse" Delivers 1.2 Million Viewers
OWN spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 01:15 PM]
Hallmark Channel's "Cedar Cove" Ranks #1 in Primetime Among Households, Women 25-54, and Total Viewers in Live+3 Performance
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for Saturday, September 13.

[09/18/14 - 11:57 AM]
ESPN's Double Digit Audience Increases Generate Most-Viewed WNBA Playoffs Since 2007
ESPN spins the numbers for its WNBA postseason coverage to date.

[09/18/14 - 11:33 AM]
"The Tonight Show," "Late Night" Dominate Broadcast Timeslot Competition for Week of Sept. 8-12
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 8-12.

[09/18/14 - 08:49 AM]
Special Preview of "The Mysteries of Laura" Scored the Highest 18-49 Rating in Its Time Period, Excluding Sports, Since February 26
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 17.

[09/18/14 - 08:29 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Tops Charts with "Got Talent" Finale, "Laura" Premiere
The Peacock easily leads the night in both total viewers and adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 09:25 AM]
"The Ultimate Fighter" Premiere Attracts 2.54 Million Viewers
FOX Sports spins the numbers for Wednesday, September 10.

[09/17/14 - 08:38 AM]
"America's Got Talent" Grows by 32% Week to Week in Adult 18-49 Rating and 16% in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/17/14 - 08:30 AM]
Tuesday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Onto Top Spot with "America's Got Talent"
Plus: FOX's "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project" return down more than 30% from a year ago among adults 18-49.

[09/17/14 - 08:24 AM]
ABC's "Dancing" Finishes as Tuesday's Most-Watched TV Show, Outdrawing NBC's Tuesday Finale of "America's Got Talent"
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, September 16.

[09/16/14 - 03:06 PM]
"Monday Night Football" Helps ESPN Win the Night among All Networks
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, September 15.

[09/16/14 - 01:18 PM]
"Ray Donovan" Delivers Highest Rated Episode & Night Ever!
Showtime spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 01:04 PM]
Season Three Finale of History's "Mountain Men" Hits 3.0 Million Total Viewers, Ranking as Cable's Top Show for the Night
History spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.

[09/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
Adult Swim Ranks #1 Among Basic Cable Networks for Total Day Delivery of Adults 18-24 & 18-34 for the Second Week Of September
Turner spins the numbers for the week of September 8-14.

[09/16/14 - 10:45 AM]
Bears-49ers on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" Is NFL's Most-Watched West Coast Sunday Primetime Game Ever
NBC further spins the numbers for Sunday, September 14.