TV One announced today that its new reality series “R&B Divas” has delivered record-breaking numbers for the network.
Monday night’s premiere episode of the show—chronicling the lives of R&B vocalists Faith Evans, Nicci Gilbert of Brownstone, Monifah Carter, Syleena Johnson and Keke Wyatt—was the most-watched original premiere in the history of the network.
Nearly 900,000 total viewers tuned into “R&B Divas” last night during the premiere and encore airings.
“As TV One continues to invest in original programming that reflects the breadth and depth of true Black life, it is encouraging to see the strong viewer response to quality entertainment programming,” said Wonya Lucas, TV One President and CEO.
The eight-episode, one-hour series is filmed primarily in Atlanta, with additional shooting in Washington, DC, New York and New Orleans.
The series is produced for TV One by Thinkfactory Media and the Executive Producers are Adam Reed, Adam Freeman, Phil Thornton, and Leslie Greif.
“R&B Divas” co-stars Evans and Gilbert are Co-Executive Producers along with Paul Coy Allen and Aaron Fishman.
AlwaysAList.com reported earlier that Evans is releasing a CD featuring her show co-stars on Oct. 2, appropriately titled, “R&B Divas” — Rhythm & Reality: Faith Evans Fronts Compilation For TV One’s “R&B Divas”