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: