BET NETWORKS BOASTS #1 RANKINGS WITH NEW SCRIPTED PROGRAMMING FROM WORLD-RENOWNED CREATOR TYLER PERRY

11/05/19

TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL IS THE #1 NEW SCRIPTED Series ON CABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES 18-49 AND 

#1 IN BOTH BROADCAST AND CABLE FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS 18-49


New York, NY – November 5, 2019 – BET’s hit new original series, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” are resonating with viewers across multiple screens every Wednesday night. “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is the #1 new scripted series for general market P18-49, P2+ for ALL of cable TV.* Beyond the #1 rankings, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”andSistas” viewership numbers, are delivering 3.3m gross viewers P2+ per night on an L3 basis (1.3m gross viewers P18-49).* The storylines for both original series are engaging viewers and gaining momentum with double-digit lifts in L3 and L7 periods.** An overwhelming majority of reactions of the premiere episodes on social media are positivenearly 88% for “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and more than 95% for “Tyler Perry’s Sistas.” 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.

Additional highlights on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” across platforms are listed below:

Linear:

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” remains #1 New Scripted series for Gen Mkt P18-49, P2+, P25-54 (000)s for all of cable TV.Source: Nielsen (Npower)|LSD, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 9/23/19-11/1/19, Cable Only excludes Kids, Sports, News and Spanish Programming and Sneak Peaks

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” remains #1 New Series for Blk P18-49 (000)s for cable and broadcast. Source: Nielsen (Npower)|LSD, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 9/23/19-11/1/19, excludes Kids, Sports, News and Spanish Programming

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” are seeing an average +50% lift in L3 vs. Live+SD across both airings season-to-date.Nielsen (Npower)|LSD available thru 10-31-19; L3 available thru 10-30-19| The Oval & Sistas Prem ONLY

· Week 1’s Live+7 vs. Live+SD lift was over+50% across both airings. Nielsen (Npower)|LSD available thru 10-31-19; L7 available thru 10-26-19| 10/23/19 | The Oval & Sistas Prem ONLY

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” premieres are delivering 3.3m gross viewers P2+ per night on a L3 basis (1.3m gross viewers P18-49) Nielsen (Npower)|LSD available thru 10-31-19; L3 available thru 10-30-19|10/30/19 | The Oval & Sistas Prem ONLY | gross average impressions across premiere telecasts

Social***:

“Tyler Perry’s The Oval”: Social Sentiment

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” Episode 1 Premiere had the most emotional reactions on Twitter of any cable program in primetime on 10/23/19 (excluding sports) with n overwhelming majority of reactions were positive (nearly 88%)

· “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” Episode 2 Premiere was #4 in emotional reactions on Twitter of any cable program in primetime on 10/30/19 (excluding sports).

· During its first 2 weeks, “Tyler Perry’s The Oval” is among the top 10 primetime cable programs in emotional reactions on Twitter (#9) (10/20/19 – 11/2/19)

“Tyler Perry’s Sistas”: Social Sentiment

· “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” Episode 1 Premiere was #3 in emotional reactions on Twitter of any cable program in primetime on 10/23/19 (excluding sports) with an overwhelming majority of reactions were positive (more than 95%)

· “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” Episode 2 Premiere was #6 in emotional reactions on Twitter of any cable program in primetime on 10/30/19 (excluding sports)

· During its first 2 weeks, “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” is among the top 15 primetime cable programs in emotional reactions on Twitter (#12) (10/20/19 – 11/2/19)

“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.

About “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”
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 103 (“Heat”), premiering Wednesday, November 6 at 9 PM ET, Barry takes the law into his own hands as he seeks to be a hero for his family.

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 103 (“A Woman with No Soul”) premiering Wednesday, November 6 at 10 PM ET, Changes in Andi’s situationship leave her reeling. Sabrina’s confusion causes her to avoid Calvin altogether. Karen struggles to put the past behind her. Danni discovers more about Zac’s struggles without Karen.

For more information on “Tyler Perry’s The Oval”and “Tyler Perry’s Sistas” log on to BET.com.

*Source: Nielsen (Npower)|LSD, Premieres airing M-Sun 7p-12a, 9/23/19-11/1/19, Cable Only excludes Kids, Sports, News and Spanish Programming and Sneak Peaks ***Excludes premium Nets

**Source: Nielsen (Npower)|LSD available thru 10-31-19; L3 available thru 10-30-19|10/30/19 | The Oval & Sistas Prem ONLY | gross average impressions across premiere telecasts

***Social Source: Canvs, Linear Reactions by Program for specified Date Ranges on Twitter.

About BET Networks

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B), is the nation's leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel is in nearly 85 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, sub-Saharan Africa and France. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions including BET.com, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; BET HER, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the African-American woman; BET Music Networks - BET Jams, BET Soul and BET Gospel; BET Home Entertainment; BET Live, BET’s growing festival business; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET Networks around the globe.

About Tyler Perry Studios
Tyler Perry Studios is a state-of-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 12 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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