SILVER SPRING, MD – The Sunday, July 9 double episode season premiere of TV One’s original series Unsung, featuring Wyclef Jean and Jagged Edge, drove the network to post its #1 Sunday Primetime performance among P25-54, year to date. The airings of Unsung: Wyclef & Jagged Edge reached 1.4 Million total unique viewers 2+ on Sunday night. Both the Wyclef Jean and Jagged Edge episodes posted strong growth over respective prior Unsung premiere episodes, showcasing viewership growth and the power of this long-standing franchise.
Unsung: Jagged Edge ranked as the #1 Ad-Supported Cable Telecast among AAP25-54 in the 10 pm time slot. It was also the #3 Ad-Supported Cable Telecast in Primetime (8pm – 11pm) among AAP25-54. This is Unsung’s #2 premiere telecast for the year behind the January SWV premiere episode. Jagged Edge grew over its strong Wyclef lead-in: P25-54: +46% 281K vs. 193K | HH: +25% 320K vs. 256K.
The Unsung: Wyclef Jean episode ranked as the #3 Ad-Supported Cable Telecast among AAP25-54 in the 9 pm time-slot. Compared to the prior Unsung premiere episode featuring James Brown in February, Wyclef was up double-digits: P25-54: +56% 193K vs. 124K | HH: +2% 256K vs. 252K.
Unsung is narrated by actor Gary Anthony Williams and is Executive Produced by Arthur Smith and Frank Sinton of A. Smith & Co. Productions. Mark Rowland is Executive Producer. For TV One, Jubba Seyyid is Executive in Charge of Production and Sr. Director of Programming; Robyn Arrington Greene is Vice President, Original Programming and Production; and D'Angela Proctor is Head of Original Programming and Production.