Bounce TV Announces 17-City “Off The Chain Live!” Comedy Tour Based on the Network’s Popular Stand-Up Comedy Series

OTC Series Host Rodney Perry to Headline All Performances, Tour Kicks-off April 29 in Charlotte

 

ATLANTA (April 28, 2015) – Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African American audiences — today announced a 17-city comedy tour called Off The Chain! which is based on its’ popular stand-up comedy series Off The Chain.

 

Off The Chain is Bounce TV’s family-friendly comedy show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the stand-up scene.

 

Off The Chain series host Rodney Perry will headline all of the Off The Chain Live! performances. Perry is a popular comedian who has opened for such top comics as George Lopez, Cedric the Entertainer and Steve Harvey. Before becoming host of Off The Chain, he served as the co-host of The Mo’Nique Show on BET, host of the Who’s Got Jokes series and also starred in Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family.

 

Comedians Lav Luv and Kiana Dancie will perform as part of the tour with Luv serving as MC for all shows. Luv beat out over 200 fellow comedians to win Bill Bellamy’s “Who Got Jokes” series in 2008 and went on to tour with such top comedians as Jamie Foxx, Chris Tucker and Bellamy. Dancie was also featured in Bill Bellamy’s “Who’s Got Jokes?” show and appeared in season two of Off The Chain. She has shared the stage with the Oscar®-winning comedic actress Mo’Nique, Rodney Perry, Sheryl Underwood, Earthquake, Katt Williams and many other comedy greats. Two local comics from each city will also appear on the bill.

 

The comedians will do local media interviews as well as visit and appear on local Bounce TV affiliates as part of the tour.

 

The Off The Chain Live! Tour 2015 schedule:
April 29 Charlotte NC Comedy Zone
April 30, May 1-2 Columbia SC Comedy House
June 3 Birmingham AL Stardome
June 6 Atlanta GA Karma Bistro
June 18 Jacksonville FL Comedy Club of Jacksonville
June 19 Savannah GA Odyssey
June 21 Tallahassee FL Top Flight
June 25-27 Chicago IL Jokes & Notes
June 28 Detroit MI Masonic Temple
July 2 Syracuse NY Funnybone
July 3 Rochester NY Comedy Factory
July 15 Philadelphia PA Warmdaddy’s
July 16 Washington DC Martini’s
July 17-18 Baltimore MD Comedy Factory
July 30 Memphis TN Chuckles
July 31, Aug. 1 Chattanooga TN Comedy Catch
Aug. 2 Nashville TN Zanies

 

About Bounce TV
Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and has become the #2 most-watched among all AA networks. The network airs on the digital signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets, 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets — and three quarters of the total television homes in the United States. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Bounce TV Our Way

Mann & Wife Viewership Grows in Week Two,

Second Episode Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

 

ATLANTA (April 16, 2015) – Joining Empire in the rare company of television series that increased ratings from week one to week two, the second episode of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife increased viewership over its series premiere episode to become Bounce TV’s most-watched original to date.

 

The second episode premiere telecast of Mann & Wife on Tues. April 14 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered: 268K Households (+3% vs. series premiere*), 168K Adults 25-54 (+35%) and 127K Women 25-54 (+35%). Mann & Wife has reached 1.3 Million Total Viewers P2+ across its two timeslots to date.

 

As impressive is Mann & Wife’s growth with its targeted audience of African Americans, as the second episode grew:

• +15% in African-American HHs (241K)

• +55% in AA Adults 25-54 (163K)

• +50% AA Women 25-54 (123K)

 

Mann & Wife’s success is helping to fuel strong primetime gains for Bounce TV. When compared to ad-supported cable networks, Bounce TV was the #8 network in prime time** delivery of African Americans (220K) on Tues. April 14, beating TBS, FX, E!, TV1 and 95 other networks.

 

Real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) star and serve as executive producers of 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 vibrant supporting cast: Vivica A. Fox, portraying Daniel’s ex-wife; Tony Rock, playing Daniel’s new partner on the police force; 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 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV is the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences. It airs on the digital signals of local television stations and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. (Click here to find local channel location.) 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.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD (04/07/15-04/14/15)

**7:00-11:00 p.m.

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Bounce TV Our Way

Mann & Wife Series Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce TV’s History

Debut of New Sitcom Starring David & Tamela Mann Sets Network Records

 

ATLANTA (April 9, 2015) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series Mann & Wife has become the network’s most-watched original to date.

 

The series premiere telecast on Tues. April 7 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered:

 

• 461K Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior 4 weeks*

• 260K Households (+41%)

• 142K Adults 18-49 (+67%)

 

Across its two premiere night timeslots, Mann & Wife reached nearly 800K viewers 2+ and 540K HHs.

 

When included among all ad-supported cable television in the time period, Mann & Wife’s 9:00 p.m. premiere telecast was the third most-watched program in total African-American viewers and fourth in African-American 18-49 viewership.

 

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 (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) star and serve as executive producers of Mann & Wife (Click here to watch premiere episode.) 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 vibrant supporting cast: 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 9:00 p.m. ET/8:00 p.m. CT on Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV is the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences. It airs on the digital signals of local television stations and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. (Click here to find local channel location.)

 

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.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD | Tues 9p-9:30p | 04/07/15 vs. 03/10/15-03/31/15

Contact: Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

Bounce TV Continues to Rack up Double-Digit Gains, Posts its Strongest Quarter Ever in 1Q15

Bounce TV Furthers Lead as #2 Most-Watched African-American Network,
To Premiere its Biggest Original Series to date – Mann & Wife – on Tues. April 7

 

ATLANTA (April. 2, 2015) — Bounce TV — the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences – 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.

 

In 1Q15, Bounce TV posted double-digit gains in households and key sales demos during Total Day with increases of: +15% among Households (133K), +13% in Persons 2+ (174K), +12% in Persons 18+ (155K) and +13% among P25-54 (79K).*

 

Bounce TV furthered its lead as the #2 most-watched African-American network on television, beating TV1 in the quarter by: +22% in HH, +33% in P2+ and +22% in P18+ in Total Day.** Bounce TV outperformed TV1 in Sales Prime for the quarter by +12% in P2+ and +8% in P18+.**

 

Competitively, Bounce TV was a Top 10 network among all ad-supported cable networks in the Today Day delivery of African-American viewers 18+, outperforming such nets as TBS, FX, Bravo, WEtv, Oxygen, E!, VH1, TV1 and over 90 others.

 

Bounce TV’s viewership expansion is continuing at a time when the network is about to debut its newest and biggest original series yet – Mann & Wife – on Tuesday, April 7. The new, family-oriented sitcom Mann & Wife sees real-life husband and wife team David Mann (House of Payne, Meet The Browns) and Tamela Mann (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Sparkle) as newly-married husband and wife trying to blend their families together. Vivica A. Fox, JoMarie Payton and Tony Rock co-star. New episodes will premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, documentaries, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV founders include Mr. King III, Ambassador Young and sports and entertainment entrepreneur Alan Haymon.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 7p-11p 12/29/14-3/29/15 vs. 12/30/13-3/30/14

**Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 6a-6a 12/29/14-3/29/15

 

Contact:   Jim Weiss              (770)722-2142            JWeiss@BounceTV.com