LIFETIME's Original Movie 'We Were the Mulvaneys,' Wins With Audiences Earning 4.7 Household Rating

- 'Mulvaneys' Watched by 5.4 Million Viewers -

- LIFETIME Original Movies Top 3 Highest Rated Movies

On Basic Cable This Year -

Apr 09, 2002, 01:00 ET from LIFETIME Television

    NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- LIFETIME Television garnered record
 ratings for its movie adaptation of the Joyce Carole Oates book, "We Were the
 Mulvaneys," which earned a 4.7 household rating (4 million homes) on Monday,
 April 8th at 9 PM (ET/PT). "We Were the Mulvaneys" is the 2nd highest rated
 basic cable original movie of 2002 to date among households. Lifetime's
 original movies are now the top 3 highest rated original movies on basic cable
 year to date. "Mulvaneys" was seen by 5,418,000 million viewers winning the
 time period in household delivery among all basic cable networks. "We Were the
 Mulvaneys" was Lifetime's 4th highest rated original movie of the past year
 and the 8th highest rated in the Network's 18-year history.
     The LIFETIME Original Movie "We Were the Mulvaneys" starring Tony
 Award-winner Blythe Danner ("Meet the Parents," "The Love Letter"),
 multiple-Emmy-Award-winner Beau Bridges ("P.T. Barnum," "Hidden in America")
 and Emmy-Award-winner and Golden Globe nominee Tammy Blanchard ("Life with
 Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows") tells the heart-wrenching drama of a
 close-knit, rural family shattered by the emotional toll of shame and rage in
 the aftermath of the only daughter's rape.
     "We Were the Mulvaneys" was produced by von Zerneck/Sertner Films and
 Adelson Entertainment for LIFETIME Television. Executive Producers were Robert
 Sertner and Frank von Zerneck (LIFETIME Television's "Within These Walls" and
 "No Ordinary Baby") and Andrew Adelson and Tracey Alexander. Peter Werner
 (LIFETIME Television's "No Ordinary Baby" and "Almost Golden: The Jessica
 Savitch Story"), who won an Oscar for Joyce Carol Oates' short story "In the
 Region of Ice," directed and produced from a screenplay by Joyce Eliason
 ("Blonde," "The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All") and Peter
 Silverman ("Hidden In America") & Nancy Dalton Silverman, based on the book
 "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates. Randy Satter produced, Peter
 Sadowski and Ted Babcock co-produced.
     LIFETIME is the #1 cable television network in primetime and the leader in
 women's television. LIFETIME is committed to offering the highest quality
 entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of
 issues affecting women and their families. Launched in 1984, LIFETIME serves
 over 85 million households nationwide, available on more than 11,000 cable
 systems and alternative delivery systems. LIFETIME launched a 24-hour sister
 service, the Lifetime Movie Network, in 1998, and a second sister service,
 Lifetime Real Women, launched in August 2001. On the web, Lifetime Online
 ( features informational resources and interactive
 entertainment. All four services, LIFETIME Television, Lifetime Movie Network,
 Lifetime Real Women and Lifetime Online, are part of LIFETIME Entertainment
 Services, a 50/50 joint venture of The Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney
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