An unbelievable 5.8 million viewers tuned in to the Lifetime original movie based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson by me (Joe Hosey).
Here's what TV by the Numbers had to say:
"In its world premiere Saturday night, the Lifetime Original Movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco, generated record viewership, averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers, making it cable’s most watched original movie in the demo in two years since Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Pact on January 23, 2010. Additionally, the 5.8 million Total Viewers represent a 241% jump versus Lifetime’s original movie premiere average in 2011."
Here's what we had to say:
Actually, we had more than that to say on the Monday morning after the movie debuted, and we said it on the WGN Morning News.
Here's one of my WGN quotes about Peterson's self-proclaimed "lead attorney" Joel Brodsky's idea to try to have the upcoming murder trial moved out of Will County:
"I don't know what venue he's going to find where they don't have cable television or find a jury that doesn't have access to this movie. If anything I think the movie heightened awareness of the case, the plight of two women where one is missing and one is dead. If anything, it's a good thing."
Here's another from when they asked about Peterson and how he found the movie "hysterical," at least according to Brodsky:
"He's got one dead wife and one missing wife ... if he thinks that's hysterical, that sounds like Drew to me."