Saints & Sinners Viewership Continues in Strength, Episode Three Reaches 1.3 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (March 23, 2016) – Despite going up against such major television events as The Passion on FOX and NCAA March Madness Basketball on TNT, TBS and TruTV, the third episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners reached 1.3 million unduplicated viewers on Sunday, March 20, tying the show’s series premiere for the second most-watched program in the network’s history.

 

Other viewership highlights include Saints & Sinners ranking third among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, second only to AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Real Housewives). For the third consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET in Households (+17%), Adults 18-49 (+2%) Women 18-49 (+20%), A25-54 (+31%), W25-54 (+52%) and P2+ (+25%).

 

Bounce TV’s world premiere of the music video for the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by Gospel superstar Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast averaged nearly 400,000 Persons 2+ (8:55 p.m. ET.) The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime premiere play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. In this week’s all-new episode on March 28, desire, jealousy and the pursuit of power collide as demons show themselves and old debts come due.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to destroy the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network 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 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 3/6/16 – 3/20/16 program and time period data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time period reach 9-10p & 12-1a 1 minute qualifier.

 

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

Bounce TV Launches Free Mobile App Featuring Original Series, Theatrical Films, Premier Boxing Champions & More

Now Available in the Apple-App Store and Google Play Store

 

ATLANTA (March 21, 2016) — Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television, today announced the launch of a free mobile app which will allow access to a wide variety of its popular programming anywhere, anytime.

 

The Bounce TV app features full seasons of Bounce TV’s original series, including hit shows Saints & Sinners, Mann & Wife and Family Time, blockbuster movies and exciting fights featured in the network’s Premier Boxing Champions – The Next Round series.

 

The Bounce TV app is now available for free in the iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad and in the Google Play Store for Android phones and tablets.

 

“With millions watching each week, the premiere of Saints and Sinners has driven demand for Bounce TV’s original programming to an all-time high. Despite this record-breaking ratings growth, there are still services like DirecTV and Dish that are behind the times and undervalue African-American consumers by not offering Bounce. The Bounce TV app complements our existing viewership by expanding the network’s available audience base and giving everyone access to our programming,” said Jonathan Katz, Chief Operating Officer of Bounce TV.

 

Bounce TV original series available on the new app:

  • • Saints & Sinners – Bounce TV’s new mega-hit drama series centering around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.
  • • Mann & Wife – 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 this hilarious comedy which follows newlywed, second-chance sweethearts as they laugh and love their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family.
  • • Family Time – Popular half-hour sitcom chronicling the relocated-to-the-suburbs Stallworths family, headed by dad Tony (Omar Gooding), a struggling general contractor, and his wife Lisa (Angell Conwell), an unfulfilled stay-at-home mom.
  • • In The Cut – Dorien Wilson (The Parkers, Dream On) stars in this comedy series as barber shop owner Jay Weaver who also co-owns a beauty salon with his ex-wife a few doors down; Ken Lawson (The Parkers) plays his illegitimate son who shows up out of the blue one day.
  • • Off The ChainBounce TV’s high-powered stand-up show featuring some of the most hilarious African-American comedians on the scene; Rodney Perry hosts.
  • • One Love – Follows the hysterical adventures of Pastor William (Mark Curry, Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper) and Carolyn Winters (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Moesha), the first family of Mt. Sinai church.
  • • My Crazy Roommate – Another funny Bounce TV sitcom, this one about two young women from vastly different backgrounds who are forced to live together while on a crusade to find fame and fortune in Hollywood; Laila Odom and Brittany Richards star.

 

Episodes of popular game shows The Newlywed Game and Catch 21 are also available on the app. Other features include users being able to access the network’s programming schedule and set calendar reminders so as not to miss favorite shows, movies and events. The app also provides Bounce TV’s network local channel information for wherever the user is at the time.

 

Bounce TV airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network 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 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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

Saints & Sinners Reaches 1.5 Million Viewers in Second Episode Premiere Telecasts, 15% Increase over Series Debut Sets New Bounce TV Record for Viewership

Bounce TV to World Premiere “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” Music Video

By Superstars Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi Sunday, March 20 at 8:55 p.m. (ET),

Haddon Guest Stars in All New Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m.

 

ATLANTA (March 16, 2016) – The second episode premiere telecasts of Bounce TV’s new original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sunday, March 13 combined to deliver the most-viewers in the network’s history, reaching 1.5 million unduplicated viewers, an increase of 15% over last week’s series debut.

 

Bounce TV premieres new episodes of Saints & Sinners Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT. In addition to viewership gains, the 9:00 p.m. Saints & Sinners increased time-period average over last week’s premiere and recorded a total audience peak of 728,000 Persons 2+, up nearly 10%. The show helped drive Bounce TV to its most-watched Sunday Primetime ever. Saints & Sinners was in the top 20 among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of Women 25-54, beating Lifetime, Oxygen WE tv, OWN and others during the 9:00 p.m. telecast.

 

Other viewership highlights include Bounce TV ranking fourth among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night, behind only AMC (The Walking Dead), Bravo (Real Housewives) and CNN (Democratic Presidential Debate). For the second consecutive Sunday night, Bounce TV again beat BET overall, including in African-American Households (+6%), Adults 18-49 (+34%), Women 18-49 (+30%), A25-54 (+42%), W25-54 (+37%) and P2+ (+24%). Bounce TV walloped TVOne by triple digits across the board on Sunday night.

 

At 8:55 p.m. Sunday night March 20, Bounce TV will world premiere the music video of the show’s theme song “Sinners (Saved By Grace)” performed by two superstars joining forces: Gospel phenom Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the enormously-popular hip hop duo Outkast. The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers. Haddon then guest stars in an all-new Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET. In the episode, ulterior motives come into focus as ruthless ambition and secret alliances continue to blur the line between who is a saint and who is a sinner.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to destroy the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

 

Saints & Sinners stars Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network 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 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD 3/13/16 & 3/6/16 program and time period data – 9p-10p | 8p-11p | 12a-1a. Time period reach 9-10p & 12-1a 1 minute qualifier.

 

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

Bounce TV Posts Huge Double-Digit Delivery Gains in February As Viewership Continues to Surge, Median Age Continues to Drop

ATLANTA (March 3, 2016) – Bounce TV, the nation’s fastest-growing television network designed for African-American audiences, continued its strong and consistent viewership growth in the just-completed February 2016 ratings period, racking up tremendous gains in all key demographics in all dayparts yet again.

 

In Total Day delivery for the month, Bounce TV posted strong double-digit demo growth versus a year ago of: +47% in Persons 18-34, +31% in P18-49, +23% in P25-54 and +12% in P2+. In Primetime, Bounce TV also racked up exceptional double-digit demo growth: Up +51% in P18-34, +45% in P18-49, +39% in P25-54 and +24% in P2+.

 

Bounce TV continues to perform as a Top 50 ad-supported cable network, ranking 41st during Total Day and 45th during Prime among P25-54 in February.

 

Bounce TV also continued to skew dramatically younger vs. last year as its total audience median age fell by eight years to 40 years old in Primetime and dropped six years to 43 years old in Total Day vs. Feb. ‘15. Among African Americans, Bounce TV’s median age lowered to 38 years old in Prime and to 42 in Total Day.

 

Looking at African-American (AA) skewing networks, Bounce TV continues to be the fastest-growing, outpacing both BET and TV1, with TV1 actually losing audience. In the Total Day delivery of the targeted African-American (AA) audience, Bounce TV posted whopping gains of  +50% in P18-34, +45% in P18-49, +33% in P25-54 and +22% in P2+. While in Primetime AA delivery, Bounce TV also delivered outstanding demo growth of +58% in P18-34, +62% in P18-49, +53% in P25-54 and +34% in P2+.

 

Bounce TV’s strong ratings growth bodes well for the world premiere of the network’s first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners this Sunday, March 6 at 9:00 p.m. ET.  Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.  Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network 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 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

Source: Nielsen L+SD M-Su 6a-6a & M-Su 7p-11p 2/1/16-2/28/16 vs. 1/26/15-2/22/15

 

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

 

 

Bounce TV Offers HD Series Premiere Episode of Saints & Sinners To Affiliates for Primary Channel Airing

ATLANTA (Feb. 29, 2016) – On Sunday, March 6, the evolution of emerging broadcast networks takes a significant step forward when Bounce TV world premieres its first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners at 9:00 p.m. ET.

 

In an unprecedented move, Bounce TV is offering the HD series premiere episode of Saints & Sinners to network affiliates for airing on their primary channel between March 7-13.

 

“This special play of Saints & Sinners will allow our affiliates to promote their carriage of Bounce and encourage sampling of the series, both of which will enhance their ad sales revenue opportunities locally,” commented Bounce TV Senior Vice President of Affiliate Relations Tracy Underwood.

 

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Greater Hope Baptist Church is the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a large southern town outside Atlanta. As times changed and Cypress grew, so did Greater Hope’s influence. With the return of a prodigal son and a shocking crime that rattles the core of the community, long-kept secrets, deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to demolish the heart of the church and shatter the lives of those within it.

 

The Saints & Sinners cast includes: Vanessa Bell Calloway (Shameless, Coming to America); Christian Keyes (Mistresses, Let’s Stay Together), Keith Robinson (Dreamgirls, This Christmas), Clifton Powell (Ray, Murder in the First) Gloria Reuben (Mr. Robot, ER), J.D. Williams (The Wire, The Good Wife), Jasmine Burke (The Vampire Diaries, Army Wives), Afemo Omilami (Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Forrest Gump) and Richard Lawson (Numb3rs, Wag the Dog).

 

Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The network’s three originally-produced sitcoms Mann & Wife (First Season), In The Cut (First Season) and Family Time (Third Season) all set network records for viewership in 2015.

 

Bounce TV is the fastest-growing African-American (AA) network on television and airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage. The network 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 93.5 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American television homes, including all of the top AA television markets.  Among the founders of Bounce TV are iconic American figures Martin Luther King, III and Ambassador Andrew Young.

 

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