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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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I made it half way through. It was embarrassing. She looked like a high school girl in a poorly done school play. she only had one facial expression. Happiness, sadness, anger, drunk... it was all the same expression. the only way to see she was sad was when tears rolled down her cheek (probably the ointment under the eye technique since I doubt she could cry on cue)... and the only time you could tell she was mad was when she smashed something. But her face never gave away what emotion she was trying to convey. Just like her voice. Her voice was monotone. It was the same voice for every emotion like it was the same face for every emotion. Worse, her voice was the Lindsay Lohan "I've smoked too much" rasp. She didn't even try to emulate Liz's voice or mannerisms. Basically it was Lindsay Lohan in a wig portraying Lindsay Lohan in a wig. There was no Liz Taylor. Again... it was like watching a really bad school play.

640 days ago


Once again TMZ show their complete ignorance. Liz & Dick was an ORIGINAL movie, Steel Magnolias was a remake!

Liz & Dick had MORE viewers than haters had hoped. Lifetime is a cable channel and this movie had WAY MORE viewers than HBO Sarah Palin story of 2.1 million.

So go suck on it haters, the movie did GOOD!

640 days ago


Lilo has never been known for her acting. Just for her addictions and stealing. Most people who watched probably just did so to see how bad it really was.

640 days ago


All the HaTeRs can't HaTe check anymore, neither can I but I never used it anyway because I'm not a HaTeR....

640 days ago


Good thing Lohan doesn't read any reviews. She's probally still looking for a big enough rock to crawl under like the one she came out of.

Lohan is toast. She was 99% destroyed by critics, viewers and Hollywood celebs.

This friggin moron has the balls to want a sitcom or a reality show (remember Living Lohan was pulled after 3 episodes trying to copy the Kardashians). Let alone, thinking she would ever be asked, or offered. No one is going to hire her. She's no talent, no draw.

Lohan can't even brag about ratings. Doesn't matter they will never work with her again.

Yeah, like she thinks she's the female version of Sheen.

640 days ago


And while we're at it Crazy Susan. WTF difference does it make whether or not it was a remake or npt. The original Steel Magnolias was a star studded A-list affair. The Lifetime one was a pale shadow of the original that (now pay attention you bimbo) STILL BEAT THE HELL OUT OF Dicking LIZ .
Logic would seem to dictate with a star-studded original to go to, why would anyone bbother with a cheap knock off.
People STILL preferred the cheap knock-off to an original story.
Your argument (like ALL of your arguments) doesn't hold water.

640 days ago


I won't hold my breath on a TV series, sitcom or otherwise. She doesn't have the discipline for it as she would actually have to be responsible get up on time, get to the studio and know her lines and oh wait... insurance? and if she truly thinks she will get Charlie Sheen's salary she is truly delusional.

I watched exactly 2 or 3 minutes the Virginia Woolf partial I guess when they got back to the hotel. All you saw was Lindsay Lohan playing dress up... its sad that the spark in her eyes is gone.

640 days ago


I lasted 17 minutes. It was sad, and difficult to watch. Acting TERRIBLE and Lindsay's wigs and makeup looked cheap. what has she done to her face and lips?

640 days ago


If Andy Dick was in that movie he would of had better ratings an reviews then lindsay lohan..and thats BAD

640 days ago


TMZ is also wrong in something else, Liz & Dick is the 4th most viewed original movie this year in ALL cable channels. Lifetime had the top 4.

640 days ago


Wowie wow wow. The fourth highest. That's super-duper mediocre for the BIGGEST EVENT OF THE YEAR.

640 days ago


Make no mistake TMZ is doing it.....! ....Doesn't matter use the repy butten might take a bit longer but it get you around it ...

640 days ago


Wow, ok I predicted the ratings would not be as high as people hoped. I figured the train wreck factor was wearing thin with the public and it is. For Lifetime to advertise the hell out of this and then state it's the "movie event of the year" and finish 4th on Lifetime is a total failure. Blame it all on one name that is brand damaged, LINDSAY LOHAN. Nobody is interested anymore. As far as a sitcom, well good luck getting one. Not reliable, can't do the work, not funny, and your name like I said is negative with the masses. But still 3.5 million viewers did see that mess. I would too love to see the ratings by hour. 9-10 and 10-11. I know I didn't make it to ten with it. Who actually tortured themselves and watch it to completion. RIP Lohan's career. Hey, it was make or break with ya. Of course you still have the denial crap. People were jealous. And YOU thought you could improve a bad script? YOU? LMAO!

640 days ago


BBC- has it own version coming soon -Richard-Burtons new-film-exploring-relationship-Elizabeth-Taylor

640 days ago


You're grasping at straws dimwit. By ANY measure Steel Magnolias got more eyeballs than Dicking Liz. THAT's the bottom line.
The rest of your lame a$$ argument is sophistry trying to spin the facts in a way that isn't embarrassing.
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YOU are the idiot! there are different categories for different movies, original and remake. Original meaning completely new or remake meaning a rehash of an old movie. If it didn't matter there wouldn't be DIFFERENT categories you muppet!

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