by Jessica Lane
August 31, 2017
TV ONE’S WHEN LOVE KILLS: THE FALICIA BLAKELY STORY RANKS AS NETWORK’S #1 ORIGINAL PREMIERE OF ALL TIME AMONG ALL DEMOS; REACHES 1.6 MILLION TOTAL UNIQUE VIEWERS FOR THE NIGHT
SILVER SPRING, MD – August 30, 2017 – The premiere of TV One’s original film, When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story, brought in 1.2 million unique viewers (1.6 million unique viewers for the night). When Love Kills now ranks as TV One’s #1 original movie premiere of all time among all key demos: HH: 1.00/598K| P2+: 0.49/759K| P25-54: 0.69/409K. This was also TV One’s best Monday Prime Performance of all time among P25-54. TV One will air an encore presentation of the critically acclaimed film on Thursday, August 31 at 10 p.m. ET.
TV One was #2 in Ad Supported Cable among African Americans across all key demos and was a top 10 cable network among Total W18-49 (#5) and Total W25-54 (#8) in the Monday 9p-11p timeslot.
Additionally on Twitter, #WhenLoveKills began trending during the film premiere, starting at #6 nationally and reaching #1 nationally. The hashtag remained in the Top 10 for 7.5 hours until 4 a.m. ET. The show ranked #2 on the Nielsen Social Daily Top Five list with 54,000 unique Facebook and Twitter posts, generating 117,000 interactions.
When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story is written by industry veteran Cas Sigers-Beedles. The film is produced for TV One by Eric Tomosunas, Keith Neal and James Seppelfrick of Swirl Films. For TV One, Tia A. Smith is Sr. Director of Original Programming & Production and Executive in Charge of Production; Donyell McCullough is Senior Director of Talent & Casting; Robyn Greene-Arrington is VP of Original Programming, and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.
For more information about TV One’s upcoming programming, including original movies, 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 and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tag #REPRESENT.
“’When Love Kills’ moves along really fast. The story of a down-on-her-luck single mother trying to make it, while getting caught up in drama and violence, is gripping and compelling. It’s well written and unfolds organically, with strong performances, camera work, storytelling, and pacing that build to a feverish, twist ending. – Shadow and Act
“This movie’s best feature is its telling of the truth in such an honest and vulnerable way that you really feel like you know Falicia Blakely a little bit more than when you read the story back in 2002.” – After Buzz TV
“TV One looks to have a solid hit on their hands with their film, ‘When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story.’ The movie follows former stripper and single mother, Falicia Blakely…and her tragic and shocking love tale.” – EUR Web
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* Source: Nielsen TV ToolBox; L+SD; Rank on delivery: 9p-11p; Ad Supported Cable nets (excludes: Regional Sports) | Cume: 1+min qualifier; P2+, Premiere: 9p-11p & Premiere + Encores: 9p-3a .
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One serves 59 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 represents the best in black culture and entertainment with fan favorite shows Unsung, Rickey Smiley For Real, Fatal Attraction, The Manns and The NAACP Image Awards. In addition, TV One is the cable home of blockbuster drama Empire, and NewsOne Now, the only live daily news program dedicated to black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Urban One, Inc., formerly known as Radio One, Inc. [NASDAQ: UONE and UONEK, www.urban1.com], the largest African-American owned multi-media company primarily targeting Black and urban audiences.
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