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

10/24/19


New York, NY – October 24, 2019 – 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.


“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.


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 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


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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