SILVER SPRING, MD – 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.