“A Deadly Adoption,” a surprisingly straight-ahead Lifetime film starring comedic actors Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, drew 2.1 million viewers in a premiere Saturday.

According to Nielsen, “Adoption” was a night’s most-watched strange wire module and drew about 128% some-more viewers than Lifetime’s primetime average. It also drew about 1 million adults 25-54, creation it a fourth highest-rated strange film on ad-supported wire in 2015 –behind usually Lifetime strange cinema “Whitney,” “Cleveland Abduction” and “With This Ring.”

The film grossed some-more than 6 million sum viewers over 6 telecasts this past weekend, according to Nielsen.

“Deadly Adoption” drew some Twitter seductiveness on Saturday night, with a film reaching a singular assembly of 962,000 (via roughly 35,000 Tweets), putting it fifth among a week’s scripted programs, according to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings.

A Mar Vista Entertainment Production, “A Deadly Adoption” was constructed by National Picture SHow. Rachel Lee Goldenberg destined from a book created by Andrew Steeler. The film was executive constructed by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew, Andrew Steele and Jessica Elbaum, and constructed by Adam Silver, Fritz Manger and Max Osswald. MarVista will hoop general placement of a movie.

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Will Ferrell’s Lifetime film ‘Deadly Adoption’ draws 2.1 million on Saturday

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