The Lifetime Original Movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret, based on the disturbing murder trial that is captivating the nation, averaged 3.1 million Total Viewers (+55% versus Lifetime’s 2013 original movie average), 1.3 million Adults 25-54 viewers (+58%), 1.2 million Adults 18-49 viewers (+75%), 927,000 Women 25-54 (+51%) viewers and 870,000 Women 18-49 (+67%) viewers in its world premiere Saturday night, according to Nielsen Research.
The film ranks as this year’s #2 original cable movie among Adults 25-54, Adults 18-49, Women 25-54 and Women 18-49, behind Lifetime’s Prosecuting Casey Anthony, and in the top three among Total Viewers.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret tells the story of Jodi Arias (Tania Raymonde, Lost), a seductive 28-year-old aspiring photographer recently found guilty of killing her former lover, Travis Alexander (Jesse Lee Soffer, The Mob Doctor), who was found nude in his home shower with a slit throat, 27 additional stab wounds and a bullet to the head. While investigating the violent killing, Mesa, Arizona police retrieved a digital camera from Alexander’s washing machine, revealing shocking images authorities claim Arias took during their sexual escapades, as well as during and after his murder. While Jodi pled not guilty and contends she killed Alexander in self-defense, police concluded that when he broke off their relationship, she stalked her ex-boyfriend and seduced him one final time before murdering him in cold blood. Her subsequent trial has been grand theater, dominating the cable news networks as she testified in her own defense and offered explicit insight into the sex, lies and obsession that led up to Alexander’s murder. Tony Plana (Ugly Betty) portrays Prosecutor Juan Martinez and David Zayas (Dexter) plays Detective Esteban Flores.
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret was produced by SilverScreen Pictures in association with City Entertainment and Peace Out Productions, with Joshua D. Maurer, Alixandre Witlin and Judith Verno served as executive producers. The film was directed by Jace Alexander from a script by Richard Blaney and Gregory Small.
A+E Networks is handling international sales for Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret.
Source: TV by the Numbers, 6/24/13