*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, nearly double the viewership vs. the prior four weeks.
Across its two premiere night timeslots, “Mann & Wife” reached nearly 800,000 viewers.
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.
The show stars real-life husband and wife team David and Tamela Mann as newlywed, second-chance sweethearts – laughing and loving their way through the ups and downs of life as a blended family, each with two children from previous marriages. Vivica A. Fox plays the ex-wife of David’s cop character Daniel, Tony Rock plays Daniel’s new partner; JoMarie Payton plays Daniel’s overbearing mother and Tiny Lister is Daniel’s sergeant and boss.
Bounce TV’s most-watched original previously had been the premiere telecast of “Off The Chain: Rodney Perry” on Jan. 13.
New episodes of “Mann & Wife” premiere Tuesdays at 9 p.m.