ATLANTA, April 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bounce TV's first-ever original drama series Saints & Sinners was a smash-hit success on all fronts and the show's inaugural season finished with a bang Sunday night, April 24 with the shocking finale becoming Bounce TV's #1 most-watched program in its nearly five year history.
The eighth episode premiere telecasts Sunday night reached 1.4 million unduplicated viewers. The 9:00 p.m. ET telecast became Bounce TV's #1 program ever among total viewers (754,000 Persons 2+) while also posting the highest audience peak of the series to-date (839,000) and setting network records for the delivery of P25-54 (358,000) and Women 25-54 (235,000). The 9:00 p.m. airing also delivered 480,000 HHs, which drove Bounce TV to its most-watched Sunday primetime ever in P25-54 and W25-54.
Bounce TV also topped BET in HHs (+8%), P25-54 (+38%), W25-54 (+34%), P18-49 (+6%) and total viewers (+21%), marking the seventh Sunday night that Bounce TV beat BET in P25-54, W25-54 and P2+ during the run of the series.
Saints & Sinners season one wraps as Bounce TV's most-watched original series among HHs, P18-49, P25-54, W25-54, and P2+. Saints & Sinners has been renewed for a second season, which will premiere in the first quarter of 2017.
Bounce TV is the only emerging broadcast network producing original scripted series. The second season of the network's hit sitcom Mann & Wife is currently seen Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET and In The Cut returns for season two in July.
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, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson.
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.
Source: Nielsen, Live + Same Day, 04/24/16, Time Period Data: 9p-10p, 8p-11p & 12a-1a. Time Period rank at 9p.
Time Period Reach: 9p-10p & 12a-1a, 1 Minute Qualifier
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