'Drew Peterson: Untouchable' Sets Ratings Record

It looks like Drew Peterson's legal eagle Brodsky might have to ask for the murder trial to be moved to a different planet.

Drew Peterson: Untouchable smashed ratings records Saturday night and secured its place in the annals of television history, according to TV by the Numbers.

An unbelievable 5.8 million viewers tuned in to the Lifetime original movie based on the true crime sensation Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson by me ().

Here's what TV by the Numbers had to say:

"In its world premiere Saturday night, the Lifetime Original Movie Drew Peterson: Untouchable, starring Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award nominee Rob Lowe and Kaley Cuoco, generated record viewership, averaging 5.8 million Total Viewers, making it cable’s most watched original movie in the demo in two years since Lifetime’s The Pregnancy Pact on January 23, 2010.  Additionally, the 5.8 million Total Viewers represent a 241% jump versus Lifetime’s original movie premiere average in 2011."

Here's what we had to say:


Actually, we had more than that to say on the Monday morning after the movie debuted, and we said it on the WGN Morning News.

Here's one of my WGN quotes about Peterson's self-proclaimed "lead attorney" Joel Brodsky's idea to try to have the upcoming murder trial moved out of Will County:

"I don't know what venue he's going to find where they don't have cable television or find a jury that doesn't have access to this movie. If anything I think the movie heightened awareness of the case, the plight of two women where one is missing and one is dead. If anything, it's a good thing."

Here's another from when they asked about Peterson and how he found the movie "hysterical," at least according to Brodsky:

"He's got one dead wife and one missing wife ... if he thinks that's hysterical, that sounds like Drew to me."

You can check out the story and a video of the entire interview on the WGN Morning News site.

Tom Selleck January 26, 2012 at 06:55 PM
Wow watchful eye I seen you comment about Roeper's comment about the movie and here's what you said and now what I have to say! Watchful Eye 7:07 pm on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 It's getting pretty desperate when a so-called movie critic has to resort to coming up with a slam of an actor's metro-suburban accent. It's certainly not Rob Lowe's fault he had to play the part of the biggest clown of a murder defendant there ever was. If Lowe's acting and character portrayal was over-the-top, then it sounds like nailed the part. If it walks like a Bozo, acts like a Bozo and talks like a Bozo........ Tom Selleck 12:48 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2012 Excuse me watchful eye! Drew the biggest murder defendant ever! What rock have you been living under???? Drew's case's make him look like an angel to other higher profile murder defendant's!
Walter Anderson January 26, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Tom Selleck: It is a statement about LAWYERS in GENERAL and IMHO it fits Brodsky. I did not intimate a fact, I offered an opinion backed by the statement.
Tom Selleck January 26, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Yes,but he's doing his job like any defense lawyer is hired to do! That's their job to get their client off! You or I would expect the same thing from our lawyers if we were in trouble too! Just because they use dirty tactics, doesn't mean they aren't no better than you or I!!!
april January 27, 2012 at 10:56 AM
I am sorry to say I thought the movie was nothing to the actual truth and I really do feel Joe was more excited about the fact that a book was made into a movie rather then the real truth being told. I have it on terms with a friend of mine that there is a chanc that Stacy help Drew kill Kathleen and also has anyone seen the video of Drew Peterson and his son Steve Peterson having sex with a women together at the sametime? Like I said I believe the movie was of poor taste, btw how much did ALL of the families make from the movie? I am sure Joe made a good amount.
Tom Selleck January 27, 2012 at 03:47 PM
April I often wonder that myself if Stacy possibly had a role in Kathy's death!!


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