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TV One sees its biggest ratings for August thanks to Rickey Smiley and other new entries

(September 9, 2013) August was very hot for TV One. The network saw the highest monthly performance in its history as well as its best summer performance ever among Adults 25-54.

Original primetime series drove the ratings growth, with TV One's new series R&B Divas LA, Fatal Attraction and returning favorites Celebrity Crime Files and The Rickey Smiley Show out front.

TV One delivered more African American Viewers 2+ in Primetime vs. WEtv, TBS, AMC, TRUtv, FX, TV Land, Centric, Style, MTV2, UP! and Bounce TV. TV One posted double-digit Total Day, year-over-year gains among key demos and overall Viewers 2+:

R&B Divas LA is the #1 cable reality series with African American Adults 18+ in primetime on Wednesday year-to-date. R&B Divas LA posted double-digit Adult 25-54 and overall household gains vs. R&B Divas ATL Seasons 1 & 2:

The Rickey Smiley Show is the #1 Friday Primetime non-sports Original Series on Cable Year-to-date among Black Adults 25-54

Traffic on the network's website,, delivered the biggest month of video traffic since August 2012, garnering over two million video views

Launched in January 2004, TV One serves more than 57.3 million households, offering 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.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One and Comcast.

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Keith Clinkscales named CEO and partner for Sean Combs' Revolt TV channel

Vanessa K. Bush named Editor-in-Chief of ESSENCE magazine effective immediately

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Merger of Publicis, Omnicom likely to renew focus on lack of diversity in ad industry

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Harley-Davidson celebrates African-American bikers in anniversary documentary

Black TV Ratings for Week of July 15 - 21 Top 25 TV shows find it hard to compete with cable for the attention of black viewers

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