The channel that bills itself as the nation’s first-ever and fastest-growing broadcast television network designed for African-American audiences just wrapped a wildly successful first season for its original series “Mann & Wife.”
Bounce TV anounced that the series, which stars David and Tamela Mann, averaged more than 5.7 million viewers and 3.7 million homes across all plays during season one.
“Mann & Wife” was “successful in delivering Bounce TV’s targeted audience of African Americans (AA), with premiere episodes outperforming the previous four-week time period average by +77% in AA HHs, +102% in P2+, +98% A25-54 and +158% A18-49,” the network announced. “Each of the ten premiere episodes of ‘Mann & Wife’ were in the top 10 among AA Adults 18-49 when included among all ad-supported cable networks Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m.”
Bounce airs on the digital signals of local television stations with corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical releases, documentaries, specials and live sports, among other programming.
“Mann & Wife,” which debuted April 7, is the network’s most-watched original series ever. The show pulled off the rare feat of increasing ratings from week one to week two and continued to show strength throughout its freshman season.
The show has been renewed for a second season on Bounce, which is due to roll out in spring 2016.