TV ONE'S DOCU-SERIES "RICKEY SMILEY FOR REAL" REACHED 1.8 MILLION TOTAL UNIQUE VIEWERS 2+
May 31 Episode Featuring Nationally Syndicated Radio Personality Rickey Smiley Scores #1 Rated Telecast on Cable in Primetime Among Black W25-54
SILVER SPRING, MD - JUNE 7, 2016 - TV One's docu-series Rickey Smiley For Real garners its most watched episode in series history among all key demos (0.61 HHLDS, 0.66 W25-54, 0.54 W18-49, 0.45 P25-54, 0.39 P18-49 and 0.28/ P2+). Featuring nationally syndicated radio personality, host and stand-up comedian Rickey Smiley, the May 31 episode captured Smiley's first face-to-face encounter with Craig, a teenager he's helped raise since he was 6-years old, and who ran away. More than 1.8 Million Unique Total Viewers 2+ tuned in for the night to see if Smiley was going to cut ties with his nephew.
Rickey Smiley For Real is an hour-long series that takes a humorous look at his life as he manages his career, single fatherhood and personal life. The second season, which finds Smiley concentrating more on the three F's - Fun, Family, and Focus, premieres new episodes every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. For more information on TV One's Rickey Smiley For Real, visit 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, Facebook and Periscope (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #RickeySmileyForReal and catch clips and promos on TV One's YouTube Channel.
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 as co-executive producer. 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 RICKEY SMILEY
As a much-loved comedian, television host of Dish Nation, and top-rated nationally syndicated radio personality of The Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Rickey Smiley rose to superstardom after igniting his 25-year career serving as opening act for industry titans such as Steve Harvey, George Wallace and Carl Strong. Throughout his career trajectory, Smiley has been one of the industry's most towering forces in building an impressive empire that has landed him preeminent roles on radio, television, film and on-stage performances.
For more information on Smiley's personal and professional background, please visit: http://therealrickeysmiley.com/ and http://rickeysmileymorningshow.com/.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 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 is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High 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.
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Ratings Source: Nielsen TV Toolbox (L+3). Further qualifications are available upon request.