Part One of LIFETIME Movie Network's 'Green River' Miniseries Captures Record Ratings, Becoming the Highest-Rated and Most-Watched Program in Its 10-Year History
- Part Two Airs Tonight at 8PM -
NEW YORK, March 31 -- Part One of LIFETIME Movie Network's
first ever original miniseries, "The Capture of the Green River Killer,"
became the highest-rated and most-watched program in the network's 10-year
history during its Sunday, March 30 premiere, corraling more than two
million total viewers with a 2.55 household rating, while also delivering a
record number of P25-54 (989,000), P18-49 (832,000), W25-54 (658,000) and
W18-49 (577,000 viewers).
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in June, LIFETIME Movie Network, the
#2 women's network behind only sibling LIFETIME Television, is experiencing
seven straight months of double-digit household gains in both prime and
total day. In 2008, LIFETIME Movie Network total day W25-54 ratings surpass
well-known networks such as Discovery, truTV, Hallmark, FX, TLC, Bravo,
Food, E!, Oxygen, WE and SoapNet.
"This powerful story, wonderfully acted, directed and produced, was the
perfect fit for our first miniseries," said Louise Henry Bryson, Executive
Vice President/General Manager, LIFETIME Movie Network. "To hit these
viewership heights along with delivering critical acclaim is another
remarkable achievement in the growth of LIFETIME Movie Network, the #2
women's network for five straight years. As the television home for women
who love movies, 24/7, we have become an integral part of the television
landscape, resonating with viewers, advertisers and distributors alike."
Part Two airs tonight at 8PM on LIFETIME Movie Network (check local
Starring Tom Cavanagh, Sharon Lawrence and Amy Davidson, the miniseries
follows the dogged determination of one persistent, nearly obsessive
Washington State detective, Dave Reichert (Cavanagh). Detective Reichert
used guile, wits and perseverance to hunt the murderer, bringing an end to
the largest unsolved serial killer case in the country, and in doing so,
helped provide much needed closure to the victims' families.
"The Capture of the Green River Killer" was produced by Once Upon a
Time Films for LIFETIME Movie Network. Emmy(R) winner Stanley M. Brooks
("Broken Trail") and John Pielmeier ("Sins of the Father," LIFETIME's "The
Memory Keeper's Daughter") served as executive producers. Juliette Hagopian
("Holiday Switch") and Emmy(R) winner Damian Ganczewski ("Broken Trail")
produced the movie. Norma Bailey ("Ladies Night") directed the movie from a
script written by Pielmeier. The script for "The Capture of the Green River
Killer" was based on the book Chasing the Devil: My Twenty-Year Quest to
Capture the Green River Killer by David Reichert.
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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
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