SILVER SPRING, MD –– TV One’s docu-series Rickey Smiley For Real garners its most watched episode in series history among all key demos (0.61 HHLDS, 0.66 W25-54, 0.54 W18-49, 0.45 P25-54, 0.39 P18-49 and 0.28/ P2+). Featuring nationally syndicated radio personality, host and stand-up comedian Rickey Smiley, the May 31 episode captured Smiley’s first face-to-face encounter with Craig, a teenager he’s helped raise since he was 6-years old, and who ran away. More than 1.8 Million Unique Total Viewers 2+ tuned in for the night to see if Smiley was going to cut ties with his nephew.
Rickey Smiley For Real is an hour-long series that takes a humorous look at his life as he manages his career, single fatherhood and personal life. The second season, which finds Smiley concentrating more on the three F’s - Fun, Family, and Focus, premieres new episodes every Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET. For more information on TV One’s Rickey Smiley For Real, visit the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv.
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Rickey Smiley For Real is produced by Bobbcat Films for TV One with Rickey Smiley and Roger M. Bobb as executive producers and Angi Bones as co-executive producer. For TV One, Lamar Chase is executive-in-charge of production, Robyn Greene Arrington is vice president of original programming and production, and D’Angela Proctor is head of original programming and production.