The Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heartbiopic proved to be Lifetime’s top-rated debut in over a year.
An impressive 3.6 million viewers tuned in to watch the show on Saturday night.
The made-for-TV movie became the network’s top-rated movie in key demos, according toVariety.
It also stands as cable’s No. 1 original movie since the January 2015 premiere of Lifetime’s Whitney with 4.5 million viewers overall.
Toni Braxton, 48, executive produced the two-hour film – alongside producer Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds – which was based on her popular memoir.
The film followed the singer through her divorce, financial woes, career ups and down, battle with lupus and caring for her family, including her autistic son.
Newcomer Lex Scott Davis portrayed Toni Braxton, Tiffany Hines played Tamar Braxton, Skye P. Marshall was cast as Towanda Braxton.
And not only did ratings skyrocket but Twitter erupted with praise by celebrities and fans alike for the powerful performances.
Perhaps the most prominent figure to comment on the piece was famed recording artist and producer Russell Simmons, who thought it portrayed Toni beautifully.
‘Proud of my friend @tonibraxton — tuned in to #ToniBraxtonMovie right now. one of greatest voices we’re ever[sic] heard + such a remarkable woman,’ he tweeted.
Immediately following the singer’s biopic, aired Beyond the Headlines: Toni Braxton which drew 2.8 million viewers.
The follow-up featured exclusive interviews with Toni and her family, L.A. Reid, Babyface, record producer David Foster and songwriter Diane Warren.
It included stories of her childhood, meteoric rise to fame, financial and health struggles and ultimate triumph over adversity.