‘Surviving Compton’ Attracts 2.3M Viewers In Saturday Premiere, Starts Strong Socially

Lisa de Moraes

Lifetime’s Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge &  Michel’le attracted an average of 2.3 million total viewers Saturday night and was cable’s top entertainment telecast (excluding sports) in total viewers, adults 18-49 (1.1M), adults 25-54 (1.2M), women 25-54 (934K) and women 18-49 (836K).

The network’s Saturday’s premiere of the one-hour documentary Beyond The Headlines: Michel’le averaged 1.9 million total viewers, retaining 83% of its Surviving Compton lead-in.

All in, Lifetime boasts, the network reached 9.4 million viewers across all weekend telecasts of the two projects, which touch on the life of hip-hop recording artist Michel’le.

Surviving Compton, from Sony Pictures Television and Thinkfactory Media, was was the most social TV program (excluding sports) on the day of its premiere, with 216K unique people generating 506K interactions across Facebook and Twitter. Surviving Compton was the most social movie of the weekend with a total of 573K interactions.

Related stories

CNN Tallies News Demo Ratings Win, Fox News Takes Total Viewers

Billy Bush Banishment Boosts Viewer Interest In 'Today's 9 AM Timeslot

Fox's Cowboys-Packers Game Draws Season-Best 28M Viewers

Get more from Deadline.com: Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Newsletter