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Ratings Bump for “Saint & Sinners” 2nd Episode

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Jon Lafayette

Bounce TV said the second episode of its original scripted drama Saints & Sinners drew 15% more viewers than the series premiere, bucking the usual pattern for new shows.

Saints & Sinners got an unusual promotional push from the stations that carry Bounce TV on secondary digital broadcast channels. Many of those affiliates in major markets aired the series premiere on their main channels. Those broadcasts carried announcements telling viewers where to find Bounce TV and subsequent episodes.

The show’s second episode drew 1.5 million unduplicated viewers over two airing Sunday night, the network said, citing Nielsen data. At 9 p m. ET, the show was up nearly 10% in total viewers.

On Sunday night Bounce TV ranked ahead of all but three ad supported cable networks in delivery of its target market of African Americans. It trailed AMC, which aired The Walking Dead, Bravo with Real Housewives, and CNN, which carried a presidential debate.

It At 8:55 p.m. on March 20, Bounce TV will air a premiere of the music video of the show’s theme song Sinners (Saved By Grace) performed by Gospel phenom Deitrick Haddon and Big Boi from the -popular hip hop duo Outkast. The song is featured on the forthcoming Saints & Sinners: Original Soundtrack From Season 1 out March 25 via all digital retailers. Haddon guest stars in a new episode of Saints & Sinners airing at 9:00 p.m. ET.

Saints & Sinners is set in a large church in Georgia where a lot more than praying seems to be going on. It stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams and Gloria Reuben.

See origianl article on the Broadcasting and Cable website

[Video] Watch Vanessa Bell Calloway in the “Saints & Sinners” Trailer

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[Video] Watch Vanessa Bell Calloway in the “Saints & Sinners” Trailer

It’s been called the “Empire” of the church. Critics love it, and fans are raving about this steamy and provocative series, set in a big Baptist church in a small Georgia town. Airs on BounceTV on Sundays, 9/8C.

Vanessa Bell Calloway Featured on TV ONE’s “Unsung Hollywood”, March 16th

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Vanessa Bell Calloway Featured on TV ONE’s “Unsung Hollywood”, March 16th

nessa-bEight time NAACP Award nominee Vanessa Bell Calloway burst on the scene in All My Children and in 1988 she received rave reviews as Eddie Murphy’s arranged bride in Coming to America (“Bark like a dog!”).

Since then she has put together an extraordinary body of work in films like What’s Love Got To Do With It, Biker Boys, Daylight  and The Inkwell. She’s been featured in tv roles on  Equal Justice, Hawthorne and Under One Roof, the first primetime drama with African American leads, and Shameless just to name a few.

In this episode Vanessa gets real about her personal life, her career and the obstacles she has faced as an African American actress in Hollywood.

Her supporting cast includes Star Jones, Anna Maria Horsford, Lela Rochon Fuqua, Joe Morton, and good friend Debbie Allen.

Check her out in TV ONES Unsung Hollywood Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 8:00pm

Bounce TV’s First Original Drama Sets Ratings Records

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Bounce TV’s First Original Drama Sets Ratings Records

saints-sinnersBy Jon Lafayette, Broadcastingcable.com, March 9, 2016.

Bounce TV said the premiere of its first original scripted drama, Saints & Sinners, became the network’s most-watched program, delivering 1.3 million viewers over two runs Sunday night.

The show expects to rack up more sampling this week because Bounce, which airs on secondary digital channels of local stations, has made the show available to its affiliates for airing on their main channel. Bounce says 33 stations—in markets including Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Cleveland, Baltimore and Memphis—plan to air the episodes, most in primetime, prime access or early fringe, beginning Wednesday.

Bounce says that when Saints & Sinners aired at 9 p.m. on Sunday, it delivered 483,000 households, most for any program to date since the network launched more than four years ago. The show was re-run at midnight.

“This is a watershed moment for Bounce TV. Having a huge, record-setting audience tune-in for the debut of an original series and the show becoming part of the national conversation socially, with #SaintsAndSinners trending alongside The Walking Dead,Downton Abbey and the Democratic Presidential Debate, is a tremendous achievement,” said Jonathan Katz, CEO of Bounce TV.

Bounce says the show was watched by more African Americans than all but two shows on ad-supported cable: AMC’s The Walking Dead and Bravo’s Real Housewives. It topped BET and TV One by healthy margins, according to Bounce based on Nielsen numbers.

The show also popped on social media with #SaintsAndSinners trending nationally on Twitter and Facebook during the premiere.

Saints & Sinners is set in a large church in Georgia where a lot more than praying seems to be going on. It stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, J.D. Williams and Gloria Reuben.

Bounce will re-run Saints & Sinners on Friday at 9 p.m. and Sunday at noon. Episode 2 premieres March 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners” Breaks Ratings Record

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Bounce TV’s “Saints and Sinners” Breaks Ratings Record

saints-sinnersSaints & Sinners’ premiere episode on Sunday pulled in 1.3 million viewers across two airings, making it the highest-rated and most-watched program in Bounce TV’s history, according to the network.

The premiere 9 PM ET telecast of the hourlong drama series on Sunday, March 6 (483,000 Households), and an encore airing at 12 midnight ET/9 PM PT, combined to reach 1.3 million unduplicated viewers, the network says.

Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. Vanessa Bell Calloway, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, Clifton Powell, Gloria Reuben, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson star.

Interview with the Cast of “Saints and Sinners”

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Interview with the Cast of “Saints and Sinners”

Article by Lisa Collins-Hayes, Parlé Magazine.

Members of the Cast of Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners Introduce Readers to the new Breakout Series.

Jasmine Burke and Vanessa Bell Calloway in a scene from the show.

Jasmine Burke and Vanessa Bell Calloway in a scene from the show.

Saints & Sinners is an all new original series on Bounce TV,  The show premiered on Sunday, March 6th.  The promos look juicy and after talking with several of the cast members, this show has so many twists and turns, it’s going to knock your socks off.  The show centers on the Greater Hope Baptist Church, the heartbeat of Cypress, GA, a southern town outside Atlanta. When a violent murder rocks the community, the church that holds the secrets of the entire town is at risk of imploding.  The cast is star-studded with names like Vanessa Bell-Calloway, Christian Keyes, Clifton Powell,Jasmine Burke, Gloria Rueben, Keith Robinson, JD Williams, Afemo Omilami and Richard Lawson.
Vanessa (Lady Ella Johnson), Clifton (Rex Fisher), Jasmine (Christie Johnson) and Keith (Miles Calloway) took some time to give me a run down of what readers can expect from Saints & Sinners.  Here’s what they had to say:

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Vanessa Bell Calloway’s Incredible Triple Threat Game

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Vanessa Bell Calloway’s Incredible Triple Threat Game

Article by Thadine Quick, Courageous Woman Magazine.

cw-vbcVanessa Bell Calloway is a thespian who excels at ACTING, DANCING, and BUSINESS. Her triple threat game is incredible! With a sophisticated, very deliberate film career and theater background following her, it sure is refreshing to see her sustain; especially at a time when women everywhere are striving to carve out their footprints in the sand.

A working actress for over 36 years, including eight NAACP nominations and sold out shows at the Pasadena Playhouse, Mrs. Calloway has risen to the peak of her field through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication. This smart, yet very blessed, breast cancer survivor is usually found in the boardroom negotiating deals with game changing executives, including Bounce TV, who recently picked up her show “Saints & Sinners,” slated for release in Spring 2016.

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Saints & Sinners Review: Calloway’s “First Lady Ella Johnson is a force to be reckoned with!”

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Saints & Sinners Review: Calloway’s “First Lady Ella Johnson is a force to be reckoned with!”

Article reprinted from The Plain Dealer, March 6, 2016:

vbc-bouncetvSet in a small Georgia town near Atlanta, the new drama ”Saints & Sinners” is a steamy mix of deceit, greed, corruption and murder. Might the setting for this power struggle be City Hall, a powerful local business or maybe a hospital?

Nope. Welcome to the Greater Hope Baptist Church. Premiering tonight on Bounce TV, the network founded in 2011 for black viewers, ”Saints & Sinners” explores the complex world of a church that’s a major player in a small town.

Looming over that world is the formidable figure of ”first lady” Ella Johnson, played by Vanessa Bell Calloway.

”One of the things that most appealed to me about this series is that the women are so strong,” said Bell Calloway, the Toledo native who grew up in Cleveland. ”Not just me, but the mayor, played by Gloria Reuben, and my daughter, played by Jasmine Burke. These are very strong female characters, and Lady Ella is not your typical sit-inthe-church-with-a-new-hatevery- Sunday kind of firstlady.” No, she’s not. When she speaks her mind, you’d better listen.

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Sunday March 6th Premiere: Vanessa Bell Calloway in Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”

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Sunday March 6th Premiere: Vanessa Bell Calloway in Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”

It’s like Empire in the church! Watch #SaintsandSinners @bouncetv Sunday at 9pm.

bnce.tv/find-us – find your local listing.

 

Coming Soon: Bounce TV original drama “Saints & Sinners”, starring Vanessa Bell Calloway

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Coming Soon: Bounce TV original drama “Saints & Sinners”, starring Vanessa Bell Calloway

 

Bounce TV — the nation’s first and only broadcast television network designed for African-American (AA) audiences and TV’s fastest-growing AA network — is expanding into hour-long drama with Saints & Sinners, which will center around the pursuit of power, intertwined with deceit, greed, corruption and murder – all set against the backdrop of a large southern church.

Saints & Sinners premieres March 6 on Bounce TV. Check your local listing.

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Read more on BounceTV.com