TV One’s original series Rickey Smiley For Real experienced a season best, up 18% among P25-54 vs. its premiere season. The third season finale was up 15% to 298K among P25-54 vs. the second season finale. For the night, the Season 3 finale was the #2 original series premiere telecast on Ad Supported Cable in prime among AA W25-54 and AA W/M 18-49.
Additionally, Adult Male (P18+) viewership has consistently grown season over season, and is up 3% to 110K for Season 3. During Season 3, Males 25-54 increased 14% over last season – with the finale up 68% over the Season 2 finale among M25-54. TV One ranks as a Top 5 Ad Supported Cable Network in the Tuesday 8-9 p.m. time slot among AA P25-54 (Ranked #4).
Rickey Smiley For Real has gained popularity over each of its three seasons due to its realistic presentation of nationally syndicated radio personality, host and stand-up comedian Rickey Smiley, as he balances his real life family with his work family and all the demands he experiences as a businessman, a single father and an entertainer.
For more information on TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real, visit the network’s YouTube Channel and website at www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #RICKEYSMILEYFORREAL. For more information on Smiley’s personal and professional background, please visit: http://therealrickeysmiley.com/ and http://rickeysmileymorningshow.com/.
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 and Shante Paige as co-executive producers. For TV One, Lamar Chase is executive-in-charge of production, Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming and production, and D’Angela Proctor is head of original programming and production.
ABOUT TV ONE
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 60 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult black viewers. The network represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, Hollywood Divas and The NAACP Image Awards.
In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV OneHigh 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.
For more information about TV One, viewers can join the conversation by visiting the network's companion website at www.tvone.tv. TV One viewers can also join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #REPRESENT and catch clips and promos on TV One's YouTube Channel.