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‘Truth’ tops at Lifetime

Sexuality-themed telepic scored 3.625 mil households

“The Truth About Jane,” an original Lifetime movie about a mother agonizing over the revelation that her daughter is a lesbian, scored a 4.7 rating in cable homes on Monday, making it the third-highest rated telepic on basic cable so far this year.

Lifetime scheduled the movie before any public buzz about Mary Chaney, declared lesbian daughter of Republican vice presidential candidate Dick Chaney and his wife, Lynne.

“The Truth About Jane,” which stars Stockard Channing and Ellen Muth, pulled in 3.625 million households, the best original-movie numbers for Lifetime in the past five years. Pic was written and directed by Lee Rose.

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