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‘Mann & Wife’ is a HIT: Series Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History. Watch It Now!

'Mann & Wife' is a HIT: Series Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV's History. Watch It Now!

Reiterating… this is a great time for black TV networks, it appears, with each one recording historic ratings so far this year

Not to be entirely left behind, Bounce TV is also dipping its feet into the original scripted series pool, with the premiere of the comedy “Mann & Wife” which aired on Tuesday earlier this week, to become the network’s most-watched original to date, it was announced via press release this afternoon.

Across its 2 premiere night timeslots, “Mann & Wife” reached nearly 800,000 viewers 2+ (as in the total number of viewers age 2 and older), and 540,000 total HHs (Households).

When included among all ad-supported cable television in the time period, “Mann & Wife’s” 9pm premiere telecast was the third most-watched program in total African American viewers and fourth in African American 18-49 viewership.

The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9pm (ET) delivered:

– 461K Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior 4 weeks
– 260K Households (+41%)
– 142K Adults 18-49 (+67%)

Bounce TV’s most-watched original previously had been the premiere telecast of “Off The Chain: Rodney Perry” on 1/13/15.

Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (“) and Tamela Mann (“) star and serve as executive producers of “House of Payne,” “Meet The Browns”Madea’s Big Happy Family,” “Sparkle”Mann & Wife.” The series follows the newlywed, second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. In addition to the show’s popular stars, “Mann & Wife” features a supporting cast that includes Vivica A. Fox, portraying Daniel’s ex-wife; Tony Rock, playing Daniel’s new partner; JoMarie Payton as Lorraine, Daniel’s overbearing mother; and Tiny Lister as Daniel’s Sergeant and boss.

New episodes of “Mann & Wife” premiere Tuesday nights at 9pm ET/8pm CT on Bounce TV.

The rapidly-expanding Bounce TV is the number two most-watched African American network on television. It continued its ratings surge in the just-completed first quarter of 2015, setting network records for viewership and the delivery of key targeted demographics audiences.

If you missed it, and are interested, watch episode of “Mann & Wife” below:


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