Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie ‘A Deadly Adoption’ Scores 2.1 Million Viewers

Saturday night’s No. 1 original cable program finishes behind 2015’s “Whitney,” “Cleveland Abduction” and “With this Ring” in key demo

Last Updated: June 23, 2015 @ 12:35 PM

The Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie “A Deadly Adoption” slayed 2.1 million total viewers on Saturday night, making it the No. 1 original program on cable for the evening.

Its one million viewers from the key 25-54 demographic placed it behind other 2015 Lifetime Original Movies “Whitney,” “Cleveland Abduction” and “With this Ring.”

Over the course of six telecasts this past weekend, “A Deadly Adoption” took home more than six million total viewers.

Inspired by a true story, the high­-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child, was Saturday’s most talked-about program on Twitter, excluding sports.

A Mar Vista Entertainment Production, “A Deadly Adoption” was produced by National Picture Show. Rachel Lee Goldenberg directed from a script written by Andrew Steele. The film was executive produced by Ferrell, Adam McKay, Sharon Bordas, Fernando Szew, Andrew Steele and Jessica Elbaum, and produced by Adam Silver, Fritz Manger and Max Osswald.

MarVista will handle international distribution of the movie.