Raising in the Sun: ABC's Telepic Attracts Viewers

February 26, 2008–The premiere of telepic “A Raisin in the Sun” performed well Monday for ABC, lifting the network to victory on the night among both young adults and total viewers.

According to preliminary nationals from Nielsen, the movie starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad and Audra McDonald, repeating roles they played in the hugely successfully Broadway revival, averaged a 3.6 rating/9 share in adults 18-49 and 12.7 million viewers overall from 8 to 11 p.m.

The show won its final two hours and produced ABC's strongest numbers on the night since November's fall finale of “Dancing With the Stars.”