Bounce’s Saints and Sinners Seen by 7.5 Million Viewers

ATLANTA (June 6, 2018) – America loves Bounce’s Saints & Sinners.

The only original, scripted drama series on multicast television shined in its third season, reaching over 7.5 million total viewers. Viewership was up versus season two among Households and in the delivery of Persons 2+ and the primetime premieres of the new episodes delivered over half a million P2+ for eight consecutive weeks.

Saints & Sinners was the fourth most-watched program among all ad-supported cable in the delivery of African-Americans (25-54), Bounce’s target-audience, Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. during its run.

One of the many season highlights occurred on May 6 when Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks in the delivery of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET). Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO that night.

Consumers can catch up on all three seasons of Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

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. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking).

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 109 million homes across the United States and 97% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP)

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Source: Nielsen, L+SD, Bounce, Saints & Sinners S3 (4/8/18-5/27/18), reach based on 1-min qualifiers and all telecasts, P4Ws (3/5/18-4/1/18 Su 9p-10p); Saints & Sinners S2 (3/5/17-4/23/17); Ranker: Nielsen, Rating Analysis Program Report, L+SD, S3 Saints & Sinners (4/8/18-5/27/18), Sunday programs 9p-10p (Rank based on programs starting at 9p)

 

Contact:        Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

 

Bounce’s Saints & Sinners Finishes #1 in All of Television Ahead of CBS, FOX and NBC and All Cable Networks Sunday Night Among African-Americans 25-54

ATLANTA (May 9, 2018) — For the first-time ever, Bounce’s hit drama series Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks on Sunday night May 6, in the delivery of the Bounce target audience of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET).

 

Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO. Saints & Sinners was a close second in all of television Sunday night behind only NCIS: Los Angeles in the delivery of African-American Households and total AA viewers.

 

The third season of Saints & Sinners continues to roll along with Sunday night becoming the fifth consecutive week the show has delivered over half a million Total Viewers.

 

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

 

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. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

 

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Source: Nielsen, Rating Analysis Program Report, L+SD, Saints & Sinners (5/6/18, 9P-10P). Rank based on programs starting at 9p.

 

 

 

Contacts:      Jim Weiss                  770-672-6504                      jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

 

 

 

Saints & Sinners Season Three Premiere Becomes Most-Watched Original in Bounce History, Averages 681K Total Viewers, Delivers over Half a Million Households

Marathons of Seasons One & Two Reach More Than Three Million Viewers

 

ATLANTA (April 11, 2018) – The much-anticipated third season premiere of Bounce’s hit original drama series Saints & Sinners on Sun. April 8 at 9:00 p.m. (ET) averaged 681K Total Viewers, an increase of +20% over the show’s season two premiere, to set a network record as the most-watched original in Bounce history.

The season three premiere was also up +24% in Household delivery (528K – also a network record), +14% in the delivery of Persons 18-49 (226K) and +23% in P25-54 (330K) versus the season two premiere.

Bounce 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. The season three premiere of Saints & Sinners reached 1.2 million unduplicated viewers across two initial airings on Sunday night.

Saints & Sinners was the third most-watched program on Sunday night (9-10 p.m.) behind only AMC (The Walking Dead) and Bravo (Your Husband is Cheating on Us) among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans.

Bounce also aired Saints & Sinners marathons of season one and two on April 7-8 leading into the season three premiere and the marathons combined to reach 3.3 million total viewers.

Consumers can catch up on Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce’s new subscription-video-on-demand service. Saints & Sinners seasons one and two are available in their entirety with exclusive season three episodes being added every Monday. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free and is accessible on Amazon Channels, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com.

Season three of Saints & Sinners sees all hell breaking loose in Cypress, Georgia. A vicious, no-holds-barred battle for Greater Hope Baptist Church erupts between the old guard, Mayor Johnson (Vanessa Bell Calloway) and Rex (Clifton Powell), and the young bloods Levi (Christian Keyes) and Jabari (J.D. Williams) while Kendrick (Tray Chaney) tries to survive a life-threatening predicament to expose his grandmother, Leona (Donna Biscoe) as a killer. Miles (Keith Robinson) is once again caught between his wife and his one-time mistress, Christie (Jasmine Burke) as Tamara’s (Demetria McKinney) wild allegations threaten to put Christie away forever. Detective St. Charles (Afemo Omilami) has his hands full with chaos and crime running rampant in Cypress in season three. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film’s Eric Tomosunas (Undershepard, 35 and Ticking). Visit the Saints & Sinners media site here.

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE: SSP).

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Source: Nielsen, NPower, Ratings Analysis Program Report/R&F Program Report, L+SD, Saints and Sinners season 3 premiere (4/8/18, 9pm) vs season 2 premiere (3/5/17, 9pm); Reach based on 1-minute qualifier

 

 

Contacts:       Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jim.weiss@scrippstv.com

Larenz Tate (“Power”) and Erica Ash (“Survivor’s Remorse”) To Host 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards

26th Annual Event Takes Place Sat. Jan. 20 in Atlanta,

World Premieres on Bounce Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET

ATLANTA (Nov. 6, 2017) — Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.

 

The gala black-tie ceremony will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre in Atlanta, Georgia on Sat. Jan. 20, 2018 and will world premiere nationwide on Bounce on Sun. Feb. 11 at 9:00 p.m. ET. Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, now exclusively owns, produces and telecasts the star-studded event, rebranded this year as the Bounce Trumpet Awards. Honorees, performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Visit www.trumpetawards.com for more information.

 

Tate is a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Award-winner and currently stars on the hit series “Power” on STARZ. He has also appeared on the popular shows “Rescue Me,”Game of Silence” and House of Lies.” On the big screen, Tate most recently appeared in “Girls Trip,” with previous roles in “Ray,” “Menace II Society,” “Love Jones,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love” and more.

 

Ash is an NAACP Award-winning Broadway, film and television actress currently starring on the hit series “Survivor’s Remorse” on STARZ, as well as playing Brigette Hart (ex-wife of Kevin Hart) on “The Real Husbands of Hollywood.” She will star in the new legal drama series In Contempt” and will appear in the new theatrical motion picture “Uncle Drew” from Lionsgate’s Summit Entertainment.

 

The Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees over its 26-year history includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African-American Women of the United States Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee.

 

Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage, and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports, and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 99 million homes across the United States and 95% of all African-American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are iconic American figures Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.

 

Press Contacts:        

Jim Weiss                    770-672-6504             jweiss@bouncetv.com

Danny Astoria                 917-965-5790             danny@dannyastoria.com

Saptosa Foster                404-554-6251             saptosa@135stagency.com