ABOVE PHOTO: The Cast of Mann & Wife (Photo credit: Bounce TV / Courtesy of The FrontPage Firm)
ATLANTA, GA –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:
461,000 Viewers 2+, nearly doubled vs. the prior four weeks*
260,000 Households (+41 percent)
142,000 Adults 18-49 (+67 percent)
Across its two premiere night timeslots, Mann & Wife reached nearly 800,000 viewers 2+ and 540,000 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” on1/13/15.
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” 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 Lieutenant 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. Itairs 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.