Last night, the faith-based television movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” premiered on NBC, and even the country music legend herself could not have predicted it would do THIS well!
According to Variety, the film based on Dolly Parton’s childhood and hit song drew in nearly 13 million viewers, the most for any television movie on the Big Four networks since 2012. It was also NBC’s largest overall audience in this time slot (excluding sports) since “The Sound of Music Live” aired in 2013.
In addition, NBC has not drawn a larger audience on Thursday night’s 9-11 time slot since the series finale of “ER” in 2009.
Introduced and narrated by Dolly Parton herself, the film was based on her childhood growing up in poverty in the Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains in the 1950s. Back then, all she had was her faith and her family, and that’s what got her through the hardships to become the country legend she is today!
We’re so glad to see that a movie like this did so well, and we can’t wait to see more television movies like this!
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