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.


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