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'Liz & Dick' tanks

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler star as Elizabeth

Lindsay Lohan and Grant Bowler star as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Lifetime's "Liz & Dick." Credit: AP

After all that -- after all the hype, the press, the reviews (largely not good ones), the various TMZ posts -- nothing, or "almost nothing" by TV terms: "Liz & Dick," Lindsay Lohan's coming-out party, crashed last night with only 3.5 million viewers. That was not even a record for Lifetime, by the way. The network, however, did take a glass-kind-of-a-little-bit-half-full approach by saying it was "the fourth most watched original movie premiere on an ad-supported network" this year -- which is another way of saying, the fourth most watched on  Lifetime. 

The line reads thusly: "Liz & Dick ranks as 2012’s fourth most-watched original movie premiere on ad-supported cable among all key demographics, including Total Viewers, Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49 and Women 25-54, behind Lifetime’s Steel Magnolias, Drew Peterson: Untouchable and Abducted: The Carlina White Story (excluding miniseries)."

Oh brother. 

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