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Original Series Fuels the Network to Record Summer Ratings and Web Traffic


SILVER SPRING, MD, SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 ? TV One announced today that the network saw its highest monthly performance in history as well as its best summer performance ever among Adults 25-54. Original primetime series drove the ratings growth with new series R&B Divas LA, Fatal Attraction and returning favorites The Rickey Smiley Show and Celebrity Crime Files leading the charge.


August highlights include:


  • TV One delivered more African American Viewers 2+ in Primetime vs. WEtv, TBS, AMC, TRUtv, FX, TV Land, Centric, Style, MTV2, UP! and Bounce TV


  • TV One posted double-digit Total Day year-over-year gains among key demos and overall Viewers 2+:
    • Adults 25-54 (+40%), Adults 18-49 (+31%), Viewers 2+ (+14%)
    • Adult Women 25-54 (+33%), Adult Women 18-49 (+21%)
    • Adult Men 25-54 (+53%), Adult Men 18-49 (+53%)


  • R&B Divas LA is the #1 cable reality series with African American Adults 18+ in primetime on Wednesday year-to-date. R&B Divas LA posted double-digit Adult 25-54 and overall household gains vs. R&B Divas ATL Seasons 1 & 2:
    • Season 1 (+28% for both P25-54 and Hhlds)
    • Season 2 (P25-54 +25% and Hhlds +16%).


  • Like R&B Divas ATL Seasons one and two, R&B Divas LA posted very strong DVR Lift (Live viewing vs. Live +3 viewing): P25-54 (66%) and Hhlds (56%)


  • The Rickey Smiley Show is the #1 Friday Primetime non-sports Original Series on Cable Year-to-date among Black Adults 25-54


  • Traffic on the network’s website,, delivered the biggest month of video traffic since August 2012, garnering over two million video views


Source: Nielsen TV Toolbox (Live +SD)


About TV One:

Launched in January 2004, TV One ( serves more than 57.3 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK;], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK);], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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