TV One’s award-winning series Unsung ranks as 4Q15’s #1 cable program airing on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.. among Black viewers. The season eight finale featuring hip hop and R&B icon Nate Dogg also ranked as the #1 cable telecast on its premiere night (Nov. 18) at 8 p.m. among all key Black demos. Overall, the finale posted strong total audience delivery across the following key demos: W25-54 (.60/177K), P18-49 (.41/249K) & W18-49 (.47/145K). Additionally, on the heels of the series’ ratings success, and season-over-season growth, the network announced today its renewal of Unsung for a ninth season. New episodes will return to TV One in early 2016.
Unsung shares the stories of beloved icons of hip hop and R&B who, for various reasons, did not gain the long-term mainstream success many felt they deserved.
Tonight, Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. ET, following the conclusion of the Unsung “Keepin’ it 100” marathon, Radio and TV legend, Donnie Simpson hosts the 100th Unsung episode, “Unsung: Top Ten That Changed The Game.” In this landmark special, Simpson will take viewers through the top 10 most exceptional Unsung episodes that had the most impact on the audience and pop culture.
Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith, Kent Weed and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions for TV One. Mark Rowland is Co-Executive Producer. Lamar Chase is Producer; Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production; Robyn Greene Arrington is Vice President of Original Programming; and D’Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production for TV One.
About TV One:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.