The second episode premiere telecasts of the Bounce original comedies Family Time and Grown Folks racked up strong double-digit viewership increases versus their week one premieres.
New Family Time episodes premiere on Bounce Monday nights at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT followed by new Grown Folks at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Bounce premiered the second episode of Family Time‘s fifth season on Monday, Oct. 9 at 9:00 p.m. ET. The telecast was up +25% in Households (254K), +43% in Persons 18-49, +28% in P25-54 and +23% in P2+ versus the fifth season premiere on Oct. 2. It was also a top-three show among African-Americans P18-49 and P25-54, and its median age (40) dropped seven years from the premiere episode last week.
Grown Folks, Bounce’s newest original series which debuted last week, also saw tremendous gains in week two, led by increases of +32% in HHs (252K), +49% in P18-49, +27% in P25-54 and +29% in P2+. It was among the top three programs in the delivery of African-Americans P18-49 and P25-54 on Monday night at 9:30 p.m. ET. Like Family Time, the Grown Folks audience age also skewed younger, dropping seven years (to 44) versus the series premiere.
Family Time stars Omar Gooding (Tony) and Angell Conwell (Lisa) as a pair of high school sweethearts living a new life in the suburbs with their mischievous children, played by Bentley Kyle Evans, Jr. and Jayla Calhoun.
Grown Folks is about two blue-collar couples who share a duplex while navigating life, marriage, and friendship, in Honeymooners-esque fashion. The series stars Gary “G Thang” Johnson as a frugal skycap for an international airline, Tracey Cherelle Jones as his wife Jillian, a pragmatic social worker, Jay Phillips as zany plumber James and Caryn Ward Ross as Jay’s stay-at-home wife Brenda.
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Source: Nielsen, Live+SD; Family Time (10/9/17, 9p-9:30p) vs. Family Time (10/2/17, 9p-9:30p); Grown Folks (10/9/17, 9:30p-10p) vs. Grown Folks (10/2/17, 9:30p-10p); Program Rank vs. ad-supported cable programs in each time-period; Median Age based on P2+