By Lynette Rice
Updated January 21, 2014 at 08:22 PM EST

Bad Grandma, good ratings!

The Lifetime movie Flowers in the Attic — which is based on V.C. Andrews’ controversial book about child abuse and incest — averaged an impressive 6.1 million, making it the most-watched original movie since November 2012, according to Nielsen.

It was also cable one’s No. 1 original movie performance since the July premiere of Disney Channel’s Teen Beach Movie. It averaged 2.4 million among adults 18-49 and 1.9 million women 18-49.

Flowers was even big on Twitter, as it was the second-most talked about topic in social media next to the Screen Actors Guild Awards, claims SocialGuide.

Lifetime will repeat the movie this Saturday night at 10, immediately following the premiere of Lizzie Borden Took An Ax.

In the meantime, the network already announced that its developing Andrew’s second novel in the series, Petals on the Wind. Screenwriter Kayla Alpert told reporters at the Television Critics Tour that it takes place 10 years after the first film, “and I’ll just say its a very juicy and compelling revenge drama.”