VH1 Scores Impressive Ratings With Series Premieres Of “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business,” “Basketball Wives,” and “What Chilli Wants”

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April 13th, 2010

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VH1 SCORES impressive ratings WITH Sunday series premieres OF “brandy and ray j: a family business,” “basketball wives” AND “what chilli wants”

NEW YORK, April 13, 2010 -- VH1’s series premieres of “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business,” “Basketball Wives,” and “What Chilli Wants” this past Sunday night, April 11 yielded strong performances in the coveted 18-49 demo. These performances, plus the strong 11pm repeat of "Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business," drove the network to rank from 9pm-12am as the 5th most watched cable network among 18-49 Live + SD impressions and the 3rd most watched cable network among women 18-49 Live + SD impressions.

The premiere of “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” drew in a .8 rating in the 9PM slot, attracting 1.4 million total viewers.  The series also came back even stronger with the repeat at 11pm averaging a 1.0 rating and 1.5 million total viewers.

The debut of the series “Basketball Wives” at 10pm averaged a .9 in the 18-49 demo, drawing in 1.6 million total viewers.

In addition, the premiere of the “What Chilli Wants” at 10:30pm averaged a 1.0 in the 18-49 demo, also reaching 1.6 million total viewers.

The hour-long episode series “Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business” is created and executive produced by Mark Cronin and Cris Abrego for 51 Minds Entertainment, LLC. an Endemol Company. Ben Samek and Matt Odgers also executive produces for the series and the company. Brandy and Ray J Norwood executive produce the series while Ray J also serves co-creator.  For VH1, the series is executive produced by Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Kristen Kelly.

The half-hour episode series of “Basketball Wives” is produced by Shed Media. Executive producing for Shed Media are Nick Emmerson, Jennifer O’Connell, and Alex Demyanenko.  Tom Huffman is a consulting producer.  Shaunie O’Neal is an executive producer.  Executive producing for VH1 are Jeff Olde, Jill Holmes and Noah Pollack.

The half-hour episode series of “What Chilli Wants” is produced by FremantleMedia North America.  Executive Producers are Larry Barron, Kevin Williams, Bill Diggins and Chilli.  Executive Producers for VH1 are Jim Ackerman, Dave Hamilton and Jeff Olde.

VH1 connects viewers to the music, artists and pop culture that matter to them most with TV series, specials, live events, exclusive online content and public affairs initiatives. VH1 is available in 95 million households in the U.S. VH1 also has an array of digital channels and services including VH1Classic, VH1 Soul, VH1 Mobile, VH1Games and extensive broadband video on VH1.com. Connect with VH1 at VH1.com.

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