The much-anticipated second season premiere of Bounce's breakout hit original drama series "Saints & Sinners" reached 1.4 million unduplicated viewers across two initial airings on Sunday, March 5, an increase of 5% vs. the series premiere performance last year.
Bounce premieres new episodes of "Saints & Sinners" on Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET, with a primetime play for the west coast at 12 Midnight ET/9:00 p.m. PT.
Fueled by "Saints & Sinners," Bounce ranked fourth among all ad-supported cable networks in the delivery of African Americans on Sunday night (9-10 p.m.), behind only AMC ("The Walking Dead"), Bravo ("First Family of Hip Hop") and ESPN (NBA: Thunder vs. Mavericks). In its competitive set, Bounce beat BET in Prime Sunday night (8P-11P) by +24% in Households, +13% in Persons 18-49, +33% in P25-54 and +30% in P2+.
The network also announced today that "Saints & Sinners" episodes and all Bounce original series will be available for streaming on Brown Sugar, Bounce's new subscription-video-on-demand service. "Saints & Sinners "season one is available in its entirety with exclusive season two episodes being added every Monday. Complete seasons of the Bounce originals "Mann & Wife," "Family Time" and "In The Cut" will be added to Brown Sugar shortly. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all un-edited and commercial-free. It's available for mobile phones and tablets in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and for computers at www.BrownSugar.com. There is a free initial trial period for subscribers with a retail price of $3.99/month thereafter.
Season two of "Saints & Sinners" brings viewers back to Cypress, Georgia, the sleepy southern town outside Atlanta which has been rocked by the murders of a beloved pastor and the town's Mayor. Death's shadow continues to loom over the town's epicenter, Greater Hope Baptist Church, as a dead body is discovered on its grounds, bringing up the church's sordid past along with it. As concealed secrets claw their way to the surface, new alliances are formed and deceit, jealousy and compromising sexual affairs threaten to shatter lives and demolish the heart of the church and the town forever. As everyone's dark past comes to light, the difference between being a saint or a sinner becomes more distorted than ever.
"Saints & Sinners" is produced in partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas ("Undershepard," "35 and Ticking").
Bounce (@BounceTV) airs on the broadcast signals of local television stations and corresponding cable carriage and features a programming mix of original and off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and more. Bounce has grown to be available in more than 94 million homes across the United States and 93% of all African American (AA) television homes, including all the top AA television markets. Among the founders of Bounce are Ambassador Andrew Young and Martin Luther King, III.