Lifetime’s ‘Saved By The Bell’ Movie Draws 1.6 Million Viewers

Lifetime’s original movie Unauthorized Saved By The Bell Story drew 1.6 million viewers in its debut this past Sunday.

The movie, which took a behind the scenes look at the 1990’s comedy series, also drew 1.1 million viewers in both the adult 18-49 and adult 25-54 demos, said network officials.

The movie drew a lot of social media chatter but fell short on the viewership end of other more recent Lifetime movies such as May 26 premiere of Petals In The Wind, which drew 3.4 million viewers.

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