TYLER PERRY COMES HOME TO BET AND BRINGS MASSIVE RATINGS THE PREMIERE NIGHT OF “TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AND “TYLER PERRY’S SISTAS” SOARS TO SUCCESS WITH 3.5 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS P2+ TUNING IN TO THE NEW ORIGINAL DRAMAS
Tyler Perry’s Massive New Atlanta Studio, BET’s Debuts Of ‘The Oval’ And ‘Sistas
BET’s highly anticipated original series, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” kicked off its debut night with smashing ratings under our groundbreaking partnership with Tyler Perry. The new originals shows scored a combined 2.9 MM total viewers (EDACacross BET, BET Her and VH1) during its premiere on Wednesday, October 23 from 9pm-11pm ET. Engagement was at an all-time high on BET with “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” retaining more than 85% of its lead in series, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval.”
“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” is written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed serves as Executive Producer of both series for Tyler Perry Studios. Wednesday nights will never be the same as new episodes of “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” air Wednesdays starting at 9 PM ET/PT on BET and BET Her.
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“Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” delivered the following:
- “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” premiere recorded: .826 P18-49 rating, 1.5 M total viewers P2+ (EDAC across BET, BET Her and VH1); .497 P18-49 rating, and 1M total viewers P2+ (on BET alone).
- “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premiere recorded: .721 P18-49 rating, 1.3 M total viewers P2+ (EDAC across BET, BET Her and VH1); .402 P18-49 rating, and 894K total viewers P2+ (on BET alone).
Social highlights for “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” include**:
- “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” was the Most Social Cable program last night, excluding sports and News programming (10/23/19).
- “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” was the Most Social Cable drama series premiere in 10 months (since Freeform’s Good Trouble, 1/8/19).***
- #TheOvalOnBET trended consecutively for 4 hours in the US, and for 1 hour Worldwide. In the US, it peaked at #2 from 10pm-12am.
Secrets. Power. Revenge. The one-hour drama, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” tells the story of a family placed in the White House by people of power while also highlighting the personal side and everyday lives of the staff who run the inner workings of the nation’s most iconic residence. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval,” stars Ed Quinn, Kron Moore, Javon Johnson, Ptosha Storey, Vaughn Hebron, Teesha Renee, Paige Hurd, Daniel Croix Henderson, Lodric Collins, Ciera Payton, Walter Fauntleroy, Taja V. Simpson, Brad Benedict, Travis Cure and Matthew Law. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” airs Wednesdays at 9 PM ET on BET and BET Her. #TheOvalOnBET
In Episode 102 (“Unforgettable), premiering Wednesday, October 30 at 9 PM ET, an unspeakable tragedy strikes the family of The First Butler to the White House.
About “Tyler Perry’s Sistas”
“Tyler Perry’s Sistas” follows a group of single black females as they navigate their “complicated love lives”, careers and friendship through the ups-and-downs of living in a modern world of social media and unrealistic relationship goals. The one-hour drama takes viewers on a roller coaster ride of emotions and hilarious moments that are the epitome of #squadgoals. They may be single but never solo. “Tyler Perry’s Sistas,” stars KJ Smith, Mignon,Ebony Obsidian, Novi Brown, DeVale Ellis, Chido Nwokocha, Anthony Dalton, Brian Jordan Jr. and Kevin Walton. “Tyler Perry’s Sistas airs Wednesdays at 10 PM ET on BET and BET Her.#SistasOnBET
In episode 102 (“Mixed Signals,) premiering Wednesday, October 30 at 10 PM ET, Andi (played by KJ Smith,) is forced to reconsider who is and isn’t in her corner. Karen (played by Ebony Obsidian) meets someone new and reconsiders the dating game. Sabrina’s (played by Novi Brown) new love interest sparks some suspicion. Danni (Played Mignon) witnesses something that could break Andi’s heart.
For more information on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” log on to BET.com.
*Source: Nielsen Fast Nationals 10/23/19 (just Linear)
**Source: Nielsen Social Content Ratings, linear program-level total interactions, excluding sports and news programming*(10/24/19)
***Excludes premium Nets
BET Networks and Tyler Perry Studios to Launch BET+
NEW PREMIUM SVOD PRODUCT SERVING URBAN AMERICAN AUDIENCES TO DEBUT IN THE FALL
MORE THAN 1,000 HOURS OF EXCLUSIVE ORIGINALS AND FAN-FAVORITE SERIES, MOVIES AND SPECIALS FROM BET, TYLER PERRY, TRACY OLIVER, WILL PACKER AND MANY MORE
BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Media Networks (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), and Tyler Perry Studios today unveiled a new joint venture to launch BET+, a premier subscription video-on-demand service focused on the Urban American audience. Available to consumers this fall, BET+ will feature more than 1,000 hours of premium content including exclusive new original programming and fan-favorite series, movies, and specials from BET Networks, world-renowned creator Tyler Perry, and a host of leading African American content creators.
“Urban Americans are the leading consumers of streaming services, with higher SVOD adoption rates than other consumers, which is why we’re so excited to launch a premium product for this underserved audience. BET+ is a natural extension of BET’s linear network, which has been the leading home of black culture for decades. Our curated catalog and original programming will keep the BET+ content offering fresh, fueling subscriber growth, viewership and retention,” said Scott Mills, President of BET Networks. “Tyler Perry is the perfect partner for BET+. The combination of new, original shows and his giant library of popular movies, series and stage plays that Tyler brings to our joint venture creates an amazing product for his large and passionate fan base.”
“In our industry, the way people consume content is constantly evolving. I’ve paid attention to my audience and what works for them and, for that reason, I’m very excited not only about the idea of partnering with BET to create new and exciting content, but also about the idea of giving people a personalized experience through the ability to curate the content they love to consume.
On a personal level, this will also be the first time I’ll be working in areas like unscripted and variety television, which will afford me the opportunity to work in fresh, creative ways with new voices and to discover new talent,” said Tyler Perry.
BET+ will offer consumers a comprehensive collection of premier Urban American-focused dramas, sitcoms, films and specials in the streaming universe. It will be the official home of Tyler Perry’s collected works across film, television and the stage. The service will feature Tyler Perry’s box office-topping theatrical films, including films from the “Madea” series; original series “House of Payne” and “Meet the Browns” and a selection of Perry’s stage plays.
In addition, the first BET+ original — “First Wives Club,” a new 10 episode scripted drama from acclaimed “Girls Trip” screenwriter Tracy Oliver — will debut on the service in the fall. The modern television remake of the classic 1996 revenge comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton now stars an all-star Urban American cast including Jill Scott (“Why Did I Get Married”), Ryan Michelle Bathe (“This is Us,” “Empire”) and Michelle Buteau (“Isn’t It Romantic”). “First Wives Club” kicks off BET+’s slate of exclusive original programming that includes the premiere of a new series from blockbuster hit-maker Will Packer (“Ride Along,” “Think Like a Man”) and new original series from Tyler Perry and more.
The service will also feature a deep library of beloved series, films, and documentaries from BET Networks and the Viacom portfolio — including “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “The New Edition Story,” “The Quad,” “College Hill,” “Comic View,” “Hell Date,” and more — most of which have not previously been available on streaming platforms.
BET+ will be available at launch on Android devices such as Samsung Galaxy, iOS devices such as the Apple iPad and iPhone, as well as other streaming devices.
BET’s new and current-window programming will continue to be available on BET’s linear network, including the newly-announced Tyler Perry original drama, “The Oval,” which will debut on BET as the first series under Perry’s multi-year content partnership with the network. With over 75 hours of new original content slated to premiere on BET over the next year, Perry’s line-up will also include another drama series, two comedy series, and a live holiday-themed production. BET fans will have additional access points to BET content on BET.com and the BET Now app for TV Everywhere users.
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In addition, BET’s recently launched channel on Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., will continue to feature hundreds of hours of classic films and box office hits from the best of Urban Hollywood.
For more information on BET+ visit bet.com/betplus.
BET NETWORKS AND TYLER PERRY STUDIOS ANNOUNCE PERRY’S NEW ORIGINAL SERIES FOR BET+, “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AND “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS,” EXPANDING THE ACCLAIMED CONTENT CREATOR’S ARSENAL OF EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING FOR BET
“TYLER PERRY’S BRUH” AND “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS” ARE WRITTEN, DIRECTED, AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY TYLER PERRY
BARRY BREWER, MAHDI COCCI, PHILLIP MULLINGS JR., MONTI WASHINGTON, CHANDRA CURRELLEY, CANDICE RENEE, AND ALYSSA GOSS WILL STAR IN “TYLER PERRY’S BRUH”
MELISSA L. WILLIAMS, MATT CEDEñO, LENNY THOMAS, YVONNE SENAT JONES, BAADJA-LYNE ODUMS, JAIME CALLICA, NIRINE S. BROWN,BLUE KIMBLE,STEPHANIE CHARLES, HERVE CLERMONT, ANTHONY BLESS AND BOBBI BAKER JAMES WILL STAR IN “TYLER PERRY’S RUTHLESS”
BET’s new original series, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” claiming the #1 spot as the new scripted series for general market P18-49, P2+ for ALL of cable TV,* Tyler Perry expands his content offerings with two new original series for the network’s premium streaming service BET+, “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” and “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless.”
The first series to complete production, “Tyler Perry’sBruh,” produced by Perry exclusively for BET+, examines the world of dating, career, and friendship in a present-day society for a group of 30-something-year-old college friends. The second series currently in production, “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless,” will serve as a spin-off to the popular linear series “Tyler Perry’s The Oval.”
The new one-hour drama follows a young woman named Ruth into the dark underworld of a fanatical religious cult. “Tyler Perry’s Bruh” and “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” are written, directed and executive produced by Tyler Perry. Michelle Sneed will also serve as Executive Producer of the series for Tyler Perry Studios.
About “Tyler Perry’s Bruh”
Starring Barry Brewer (“Games People Play”)playing John Watts,Mahdi Cocci (“The Gifted”)playing Tom Brooks, Phillip Mullings Jr. (“American Soul”)playing Mike Alexander,Monti Washington (“Games People Play”) playing Bill Frazier,Chandra Currelley (“Madea’s Big Happy Family”) playing Alice Watts,Candice Renee (“BODIED”) playing Reginaand Alyssa Goss (“The Bobby Brown Story”) playing Pamela, “Tyler Perry’sBruh,” is a 30-minute original comedy premiering in 2020 on BET+. This group of “Bruhs” will unravel the stereotypes of African American men and manage to maintain their brother-like relationships, while finding love and fulfilling careers.#BruhTV
About “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless”
“Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is a new one-hour drama premiering in 2020 on BET+. “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is the riveting story of a young woman who becomes entangled in a scandalous cult of powerful sex crazed fanatics, who she must now play along with until she can find a way to free herself and her young daughter. Melissa L. Williams (“Tyler Perry’s The Oval”)as Ruth Truesdale,Matt Cedeño, (“Power”)as The Highest,Lenny Thomas (“The Blacklist”)as Dikhan, Yvonne Senat Jones (“The Bobby Brown Story”)as Tally, Baadja-Lyne Odums (“This is us”)as Marva,Jaime Callica (“Unreal”)as Brian,Nirine S. Brown (“Wicked: The Musical”)as Lynn,Blue Kimble (“Being Mary Jane”)as Andrew, Stephanie Charles (“The Paynes”)as Sarah,Herve Clermont (“One Life To Live”)as Mack,Anthony Bless (“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”)as Malcolm Greenand Bobbi Baker James (“House of Payne”)as Cynthia star in “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless.” Principal photography for “Tyler Perry’s Ruthless” is underway at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta. #RuthlessTV