Lifetime original movie The Craigslist Killer had a strong showing Monday night, averaging 5.4 million viewers.
The movie, which starred Greek’s Jake McDorman, Agnes Bruckner and William Baldwin, marked Lifetime’s fifth most-watched movie premiere ever.
The Craigslist Killer drew 1.7 million viewers among adults 18-34 demo, the network’s second most-watched original film premiere in the demo. The movie was up triple digits — compared to Lifetime’s original movie average last year — in total viewers, adults 25-54, women 18-49 (2.05 million) and women 25-54 (1.9 million).
The telefilm is based on the real-life story of Philip Markoff, a med student and member of the National Honor Society, who was accused of killing a woman he found through Craigslist.
It will air again Jan. 8 at 9 p.m. and Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Lifetime.
Lifetime aired Beyond the Headlines: Catching the Craigslist Killer after the film, which drew 3.7 million viewers.