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'Liz & Dick'

The Ratings Are In ...

It's No 'Steel Magnolias'

11/26/2012 2:03 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

The ratings are in -- and Lindsay Lohan's "Liz & Dick" did NOT get the viewers it needed to become Lifetime's most watched TV movie of 2012 ... not even close.

According to Lifetime, L&D drew 3.5 million viewers during its premiere last night -- solid, but not the earth-shattering numbers Lifetime was gunning for with all the buzz around the film.

Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" -- the most-watched TV movie this year -- attracted 6.5 million.

The numbers make "Liz & Dick" the fourth most-watched Lifetime movie this year behind "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" (with 5.8 million viewers) and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story" (with 4.09 million viewers).

Still, Lifetime says L&D was up 40% versus other Lifetime original movies in 2012.

So, we gotta ask ...


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Suzy Q     

This movie presents Elizabeth Taylor in a way I'm sure she wouldn't want as her legacy. The ET estate should buy this movie and pack it away. One day, aliens will invade and find it, and decide they don't want to stay.

698 days ago


Lohan can't blame or spin this. It's not like SNL live and she bombed. This is a movie. Ok, Lindsay take 1, ok, take 2, ok take 23.

This is low budget, no money for a no talent self -proclaimed actress who just plain stinks.

698 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

Danielle DONT DO IT !! Be strong girl

698 days ago


Danielle, just watch this instead. It's only 3 minutes long and is the true essence of the movie distilled down to a few, precious moments:
Her incompetence is awe inspiring - well at least to people like Red Cloud.

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698 days ago


Real, you're on a FVCKIN ROLL baby, I'd like ya but my 'checker' is broken :-(

698 days ago


This crapfest was a huge bomb. This piece of crap was so bad info-mercials at 2am get higher ratings. Bet the producers are really kicking themselves now after going through all Lindsay's crap before, during and after filming and getting this as a result. HAHAHA everyone told you it would go this way!!

698 days ago


Nikki...I need a good laugh though!!!!

698 days ago


That onscreen crime should be a parole violation IMO

698 days ago

Red Cloud    


00Clear Vote . do realize that it was slated to run prior to this weekend, and then they moved it OUT OF SWEEPS week, onto a holiday weekend ON PURPOSE!
8 minutes ago

It would have to be shown the entire week when the whole country is preparing for Thanksgiving. Not a good idea.

698 days ago

Its Nikki Bitches    

Emily Teachout‏@Emiteach

Watched 5 minutes of Liz and Dick and wanted to jump out of my dorm room window. It's that bad. LINDSAY LOHAN IS THAT BAD

698 days ago


Does nobody here get it?!? "Liz & Dick" garnered 3.5 MILLION VIEWERS SUNDAY NIGHT ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND - all while millions of people were busy traveling home & unable to watch TV! Also, what about all the victims of Superstorm Sandy who are still struggling to survive - much less sit & watch TV... THEREFORE, if Lindsay's movie had aired on any normal weekend, IT WOULD DEFINITELY HAVE GARNERED MILLIONS MORE VIEWERS - PERHAPS HIGHER THAN STEEL MAGNOLIAS!! So, Lindsay did an amazing job getting great viewership. And she was willing to forge ahead & brave all the critics... cudos to her.

698 days ago


Wow that is actually really bad. I mean it would be one thing if Lifetime barely advertised this but they pimped this out like it was part of the Star Wars series for f*ksake.

The fact that 6 other movies that lifetime spent way way less of advertisting shows something, It shows that the American public actually wants to watch decent films and not some gimick with trainwreck appeal and thats all Liz and Dick was. Watching Lohan do a few SNL skits for laughs is one thing but to dedicate yourself to a full length film for sh*ts and giggles is an entire different ball games, I couldnt do it.

So in conclusion I am very happy to see Lifetimes plan backfire. Looks like this wasnt the "tv event of the year after all".

698 days ago


LOL... I just watched Mumra's link. How anyone can say she looks like Liz, I just don't get. I can't get past her hamster cheeks!

There was barely any dialogue in the clip (just a lot of sighing), so I didn't get to hear her "Liz voice" -

The acting was pretty funny though. And that is what people are calling a Great Actress? She's not even "Good"!

698 days ago


It's always the enablers who have excuses for lindsay, exactly like her and i knew they would blame the holiday for the ratings #predictable

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