"Liz & Dick" might have taken over social media during its November 25 premiere, but in terms of actual viewers the Lifetime movie failed to impress.
According to the network, 3.5 million viewers tuned in to see Lindsay Lohan play the late Elizabeth Taylor. Lifetime's "Steel Magnolias" averaged 6.5 million viewers in October. "Liz & Dick" clocks in as the fourth most-watched original movie premiere on an ad-supported cable network for 2012, behind "Steel Magnolias," "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" and "Abducted: The Carlina White Story."
Read Lifetime's description of the TV movie below and click through the slideshow to see how viewers reacted on Twitter.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton were Hollywood royalty and their fiery romance -- often called “the marriage of the century” -- was the most notorious, publicized and celebrated love affair of its day. Swarmed by paparazzi worldwide, their love affair was played out entirely in front of the media from the time they met on the set of the major motion picture Cleopatra, left their respective spouses, married and divorced, only to remarry and divorce once again. Despite their roller coaster romance for the public eye to see, Liz and Dick shared an undeniable love greater than most people could ever dream of.
Click here to read Maureen Ryan's review of "Liz & Dick."
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