TV ONE'S HOLIDAY MOVIES TAKE #1 SPOTS AMONG BLACK P25-54 IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER
Network's Docu-Series Rickey Smiley For Real is Also Ranked # 2 Cable Original Series This Year On Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Among Black P25-54
SILVER SPRING, MD. - DEC. 17, 2015 - TV One, the network dedicated to delivering original programming targeting the adult African-American viewer, delivered top spots among Black P25-54 for both of its holiday movies, A Royal Family Holiday and A Royal Family Christmas, as well as its newest docu-series, Rickey Smiley For Real.
A Royal Family Holiday and A Royal Family Christmas, featuring a star-studded ensemble cast including Vivica A. Fox, Debbi Morgan, Richard Lawson and Romeo Miller, were the #1 holiday-themed movie premieres among Black 25-54 in their respective premiere months. Debuting in November and December, both films are also the Top two holiday movie premiere Telecasts on Cable in 4Q15 among Black Women 35-49. Total audience delivery for both movies is as follows:
· A Royal Family Holiday: 0.54/300K HH | 0.64/195K W18-49 | 0.56/166K W25-54 | 0.41/246K P18-49 | 0.38/219K P25-54 | 0.32/459K P2+
· A Royal Family Christmas: 0.54/305K HHLDS | 0.50/148K W25-54 | 0.39/121K W18-49 | 0.29/171K P25-54 | 0.25/364K P2+ | 0.24/142K P18-49
Ranked as the #2 Cable Original series this year on Tuesday at 8 p.m. among Black P25-54, Rickey Smiley For Real takes a humorous look at the hectic life of nationally syndicated radio personality Rickey Smiley, as he manages his career, single fatherhood and personal life. The series' best episode to date premiered on Tuesday, Dec. 15 and pulled in season highs among P25-54, W25-54, P18-49, W18-49 & P2+. In addition, through five premiere episodes the series has averaged the following thus far: 0.40 HHLD RTG |221K HHLDS | 0.31 P25-54 RTG | 178K P25-54.
SOURCE: Nielsen TV Toolbox, Live+ SD & L+3 data (12/29/14-12/15/15). Further qualifications are available upon request.
The next episode of TV One's Rickey Smiley For Real premieres Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. ET with new episodes until the season finale on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET. Encores of A Royal Family Holiday include Friday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET and Saturday, Dec. 19 at 11 a.m. ET. Viewers can also catch TV One's A Royal Family Christmas on Friday, Dec. 18 at 11 p.m. ET, Saturday, Dec. 19 at 1 p.m. ET, Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. ET and 9 p.m. ET, and Christmas Day on Friday, Dec. 25 at 1 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET.
A Royal Family Holiday and A Royal Family Christmas are directed by Lance Kawas (Paid in Full, Fractured), written by Rhonda Freeman-Baraka (To Hell and Back, For the Love of Ruth, Pastor Brown), and produced for TV One by producer George Shamieh and executive producer Chevonne O'Shaughnessy of American Cinema International.
Rickey Smiley For Real is produced by Bobbcat Films for TV One with Rickey Smiley and Roger M. Bobb as executive producers and Angi Bones as co-executive producer.
For TV One, Lamar Chase is executive-in-charge of production of Rickey Smiley For Real and producer of A Royal Family Holiday and A Royal Family Christmas; Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming and production for the network and also serves as executive-in-charge of production for A Royal Family Holiday and A Royal Family Christmas. D'Angela Proctor is TV One's head of original programming and production.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.