The controversial telepic also tops Nielsen's Twitter ratings.
Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B raked in an average 3.2 million viewers during its premiere telecast. That puts it as the No. 2 cable telepic of 2014, behind fellow Lifetime effort Flowers in the Attic. The film was also a hit online. Nielsen Media's mutable Twitter ratings put the pic at the top of its weekly chart, 997,000 tweets and a unique audience of 3.4 million. (Take that, Shondaland.)