In The Cut Becomes Bounce TV’s #1 Series Premiere Ever in A18-49

ATLANTA (Aug. 27, 2015) – The premiere of the new Bounce TV Original Series In The Cut has become the network’s number one series premiere in the delivery of Adults 18-49 to date while also posting strong numbers and increases across the board.

 

In The Cut’s series premiere telecast on Tues. Aug. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) delivered 172,000 Adults 18-49, which more than doubled (+102%) the time period average* and edged out Bounce TV’s premiere of Off The Chain: Rodney Perry as the network’s previous number one premiere in the key demographic. In The Cut’s successful debut also delivered:

• 233,000 Households (+42% over the time period average*)

• 308,000 Persons 2+ (+53%)

• 137,000 A25-54 (+46%)

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy). The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away – Nadine’s Shop – named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.

 

The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Evans also produced the hit series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show.

 

New episodes of In The Cut premiere Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. (ET). The third season of Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), taking over the In The Cut time period.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

*Source: Nielsen L+SD 8/25/15 vs. 7/28-8/18/15.

Contact: Jim Weiss – 770-672-6504  JWeiss@BounceTV.com

 

PBC – The Next Round Returns To Bounce TV and BounceTV.com Fri. Sept. 18 at 9 p.m. ET From Full Sail Live At Full Sail University In Winter Park, Fla.

Main Event Features Middleweight Brawlers Fernando Guerrero and Caleb Truax

 

Co-Main is Exciting Welterweights Jamal James & Juan Carlos Abreu Plus Undefeated Rising Star Erickson Lubin Takes On Mexico’s Orlando Lora

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) Hosts Live Telecast, Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) Calls Blow-by-Blow,
Austin Trout Provides Analysis

 

ATLANTA (August 21, 2015) – Exciting middleweights Fernando Guerrero (27-3, 19 KOs) and Caleb “Golden” Truax (25-2-2,15 KOs) collide in a 10-round main event as Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round returns to Bounce TV, with live streaming on BounceTV.com, on Friday, Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET).

 

In the co-main event, undefeated welterweight prospect Jamal James (17- 0, 9 KOs) takes on the powerful Juan Carlos “Merengue” Abreu (18-1, 17 KOs). The opening fight pits undefeated rising star Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (11-0, 8 KOs) against Mexico’s Orlando Lora (31-5-3, 19 KOs).

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) will again serve as host of Bounce TV’s PBC – The Next Round, while Fran Charles (MLB Network, NFL Network) calls the blow-by-blow action, and former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provides insight and analysis.

 

PBC – The Next Round, promoted by Warriors Boxing, will take place at Full Sail Live, the state-of-the-art performance venue on the campus of Full Sail University in Winter Park, Florida. The series showcases the sport’s future stars and champions. The series premiere on August 2 was a knockout success, setting a Bounce TV viewership record for a single telecast.

 

Tickets for the live event are on sale now and are priced at $50 for reserved seating and $25 for general admission and can be purchased by calling Warriors Boxing at (954) 985-1155 or by visiting www.warriorsboxing.com. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticket Force by calling (877) 840-0457.

 

In the main event of this PBC – The Next Round, the former world title challenger, Guerrero, is looking to build off of a victory over Abraham Han in April and towards another title fight. Dominican Republic born Guerrero currently fights out of Los Angeles, CA.

 

Born in Osseo, Minnesota, Truax is an experienced veteran who has fought professionally since 2007. Fighting mostly in his home state of Minnesota, he was undefeated in his first 19 pro fights, which earned him a 2012 fight with Jermain Taylor. Truax dropped a tough decision to Taylor, and has since put together a 7-1-1 record. Truax’s only losses have come from world champions and he looks to get back in world title contention with an impressive performance on the PBC – The Next Round.

 

In the co-main event, a tall welterweight at 6’ 2”, James is undefeated as a professional. Fighting out of Minneapolis, he has already been victorious twice in 2015, but faces the biggest test of his career when he faces Abreu on September 18th.

 

Abreu has developed a reputation as a knockout artist, having finished ten of his last 12 opponents inside the distance. The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic native has taken down previously unbeaten fighters Miguel Taveras, Abraham Peralta and Puro Pairol in his five-year career.

 

As the opening battle of the PBC – The Next Round, a highly-regarded prospect with an exciting style, the 19-year-old Lubin has burst onto the scene looking to engage and finish opponents early. Since November 2014, he had 2 first-round knockouts and outclassed 2 experienced veterans. He will be fighting just outside of his hometown of Orlando, Florida when he takes on Lora on September 18.

 

Fighting out of Sinaloa, Mexico, Lora looks to make it three straight victories in 2015 when he takes on Lubin. Having faced world champions such as Keith Thurman and Paulie Malignaggi, the well-tested Lora will hope to take Lubin into deep waters when they square-off.

 

For more information visit www.premierboxingchampions.com, follow on Twitter @PremierBoxing, @BounceTV, @FernandoDomini, @GoldenCalebT, @EricksonHammerL @WarriorsBoxingProm @Fullsail and @Swanson_Comm and follow the conversation using #PBConBounce, become a fan on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/PremierBoxingChampions, www.Facebook.com/BounceTV www.Facebook.com/fullsailuniversity and www.Facebook.com/WarriorsBoxingPromo.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

Contact:
Jim Weiss – (770)722-2142
Swanson Communications:  (202) 783-5500
Michael Donahue, Premier Boxing Champions:  (630) 441-8080
Andre Courtemanche, Warriors Boxing:  (954) 302-2462
Lourdes Carrero, Warriors Boxing:  Lourdes@warriorsboxing.com
Casey Tanous, Full Sail University:  (407)-310-2497
Email for credentials:  bigmediabuzz@msn.com

Bounce TV to Launch New Original Series In The Cut Tues. Aug. 25 at 9:00 p.m. (ET)

New Sitcom Stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) and Ken Lawson (The Parkers), Features Jackee Harry (Sister, Sister), Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The Jamie Foxx Show) Executive Produces

 

Family Time Season Three Takes Over Time Slot Oct. 6

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 19, 2015) – Bounce TV (http://bouncetv.com), the nation’s fastest-growing television network for African Americans, will launch a new original series In The Cut – a half-hour situation comedy created by Bentley Kyle Evans (Family Time, The Jamie Foxx Show, Martin) – in a special six-week summer series run Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. starting Aug. 25.

 

In The Cut stars Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On), Ken Lawson (The Parkers) and also features Jackée Harry (Sister, Sister) and John Marshall Jones (The Smart Guy) along with special guest stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, (Shameless), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) and Chastity Dotson (Single Ladies).

 

The show centers on Jay Weaver (Wilson) who owns several businesses in a strip mall in San Diego and spends most of his time working in his barbershop, Jay’s Chop Shop. Jay also co-owns a beauty salon a few doors away – Nadine’s Shop – named for his ex-wife (Harry) who still runs it. One day, a young man named Kenny Clark (Lawson) shows up out of nowhere claiming to be Jay’s 31-year-old illegitimate son from a short-lived fling. Kenny sticks around and begins to take on a role in the family business as he and Jay start to bond. Jay’s long-time sidekick Clevon “Smitty” Smith (Jones) also works at the barber shop and adds to the comedy — as well as the occasional drama — that comes into their lives.

 

The series was created by Bentley Kyle Evans and is produced by Evans and partner Trenton Gumbs, both of whom produce the current Bounce TV hit original series Family Time. Evans also produced the hit series Martin and The Jamie Foxx Show and both he and Gumbs produced Love That Girl. The third season of Family Time, starring Omar Gooding and Angell Conwell, will premiere on Bounce Tues. Oct. 6 at 9:00 p.m. (ET), taking over the In The Cut time period.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Bounce TV features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce TV has grown to be available in more than 85 million homes across 90 markets and 90% of African American television homes — including all of the top African American television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III.

 

Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV Reaches 1.6 Million Viewers in “Smashing Debut”

Most Viewers Reached by a Single Telecast in Bounce TV History

 

ATLANTA (Aug. 5, 2015) – The series premiere of Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round on Bounce TV on Aug. 2 was a knockout success.

 

The live event set a Bounce TV record for a single telecast in reaching 1.6 million unique viewers. The telecast averaged 333,000 Households and 459,000 total viewers between 9:00 p.m.-12:15 a.m., with a peak audience of 444,000 Households and 667,000 total viewers. This live telecast also delivered 255,000 Adults 25-54 and 195,000 A18-49.

 

Bounce TV aired an immediate encore of PBC – The Next Round after the live event and the two telecasts combined reached nearly two million unique viewers.

 

The network also streamed the PBC – The Next Round live on BounceTV.com which saw a usage increase of more than 300% on Sunday night. (Click here to watch the telecast.)

 

Bounce TV’s debut of PBC – The Next Round was also met with glowing media reviews, including: “Smashing debut” (Bleacher Report) and “The debut of PBC: The Next Round on Bounce TV was a success” (USA Today).

 

The inaugural PBC – The Next Round consisted of three exciting fights. The main event saw Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano (17-0, 8 KOs) defeat Rau’shee Warren (13-1, 4 KOs) in a close, 12-round split decision to retain his Bantamweight Title.

 

In the first bout of a four-man super welterweight tournament, John Jackson (20-2, 15 KOs) won a 10-round unanimous decision over Dennis Laurente (49-6, 30 KOs). The second tournament bout featured a hard-hitting fight in which Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) defeated Yudel Jhonson. The winners of this tournament, Cota and Jackson, will fight on PBC – The Next Round on Bounce TV in November.

 

Fred Hickman (CNN Sports, ESPN) hosted PBC – The Next Round, Fran Charles (NFL Network, MLB Network) called the blow-by-blow action and former Super Welterweight World Champion Austin “No Doubt” Trout provided insight and analysis.

 

PBC – The Next Round returns Fri. Sept. 18 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) with the schedule of fights to be announced shortly.

 

Bounce TV is carried on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, 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. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King III. For local channel location, visit BounceTV.com.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 8/2/15 9p-3:30am. Google Analytics 8/2/15 vs. 8/1/15.

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