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