'Potter' summons up ratings for ABC Family


ABC Family's "Harry Potter" theatrical airings conjured up solid numbers over the weekend, while a Lifetime "holiday movie festival" also spread the cheer.

Saturday's airing of "Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets" from 7-11 p.m. averaged 3.4 million total viewers, ranking as the second-most-watched cable program over the four hours, according to Nielsen Media Research. Sunday's airing of "Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban" from 6-9 p.m. was cable's most-watched program over the three hours in total viewers (3.4 million).

Meanwhile, Lifetime drew 3.5 million viewers to Nicole Eggert starrer "Holiday Switch," which aired at 9 p.m. Saturday as part of the network's "Fa La La La Lifetime," hosted by Carson Kressley and Melissa Peterman ("Reba").

At 9 p.m. Sunday, "Finding John Christmas," which starred Valerie Bertinelli, drew 3.3 million total viewers on Lifetime.

Meanwhile, the season finale of E! Entertainment Television's "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" drew 1.8 million viewers at 10:30 p.m. Sunday. That's an increase from the season average of 1.1 million.