‘The Clark Sisters’ Movie Scores Lifetime’s Biggest Ratings in Four Years

The Clark Sisters First Ladies of Gospel (Credit: Lifetime)

The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel made a joyful noise with Lifetime viewers.

The authorized biopic — charting the rise of the popular Detroit-bred gospel group and their trailblazing mother — debuted on Saturday, April 11.

The film brought in an impressive 2.7 million total viewers, Lifetime said in a press release Monday. That marked the highest-rated original movie premiere for the cable network since 2016. It was also the top-rated original movie on all of television for 2020 across key demos on both broadcast and cable, according to Lifetime.

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The film burned up social media too. #TheClarkSisters ranked #1 across all TV on April 11 with over 700,000 interactions, according to Nielsen Social.

The five Clark sisters were played by Christina Bell as Twinkie; Kierra ‘KiKi’ Sheard as Karen; Shelea Frazier as Dorinda; Raven Goodwin as Denise; and Angela Birchett as Jacky. Aunjanue Ellis portrayed their mom, Mattie Moss Clark.

The film was executive produced by Holly Carter; Queen Latifah; Mary J. Blige; Missy Elliott; Shakim Compere; and Loretha Jones .

Christine Swanson directed from a script written by Sylvia L. Jones and Camille Tucker. The movie featured recordings of The Clark Sisters’ music.

For those who missed it, the film is currently available on Video on Demand.