Lifetime’s original movie Petals in the Wind—a sequel to the network’s Flowers in the Attic—drew 3.4 million total viewers Monday night, according to Nielsen’s live-plus-same day ratings.
The viewership was down 44% from January’s broadcast of Flowers, which at 6.1 million total viewers was Lifetime’s most watched original movie since 2012’s Steel Magnolias.
Based on a novel by V.C. Andrews, and starring Heather Graham and Ellen Burstyn, Petals averaged 1.5 million adults 18-49, 1.5 million adults 25-54, 1.2 million women 18-49 and 1.3 million women 25-54.
Lifetime plans to broadcast Petals again Tuesday night at 7 and Wednesday night at 8, with the latter encore to be followed by a broadcast of Flowers.