“Don’t Hang Up” Dials Up Nearly One Million Viewers in Its Premiere





“Don’t Hang Up” Dials Up Nearly One Million Viewers in Its Premiere, Becomes Bounce’s Most-Watched Original Movie
The March 20 premiere also improved its timeslot by +38% in Persons 2+ viewers and by +30% in Households, P25-54, and P18-49 vs. prior four-week averages.
[via press release from Bounce TV]
“Don’t Hang Up” dials up nearly one million viewers in its premiere, becomes Bounce’s most-watched original movie

ATLANTA (March 29, 2022) — The premiere telecasts of the Bounce original “Don’t Hang Up” on Sunday, March 20, were seen by nearly one million viewers 2+, making it the network’s most-watched original movie in its 10-year history.

Starring Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), “Don’t Hang Up” also improved its timeslot by +38% in Persons 2+ viewers and by +30% in Households, P25-54, and P18-49 vs. prior four-week averages.

“Don’t Hang Up” has several more airings and is also available for viewing on Bounce’s streaming service Brown Sugar.

The thriller revolves around Chris Daniels (Pierce), a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family. Told his daughter has been taken hostage, Daniels is ordered by the kidnappers to complete a series of missions to get her back, all while maintaining one deceptively simple rule: Don’t hang up.

“Don’t Hang Up” was directed by J.B. Sugar (“Faith Heist”, “Bitten”) from a screenplay by Byl Caruthers and produced by Sugar and Ella Myers for No Equal Entertainment.

About Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) programming is seen over the air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku(R), on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps, and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series, docuseries and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events, and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).

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Source: Nielsen Live+SD. P2+ average delivery across 3 plays on Bounce (8p, 10p Midnight). Data compared to L+SD data for all Bounce original premieres back to 2013. Reach based on a 1-minute qualifier.



“Don’t Hang Up” Premieres This Sunday, March 20 at 8pm ET on Bounce





“Don’t Hang Up” Premieres This Sunday, March 20 at 8pm ET on Bounce, True-Crime Original Thriller Stars Wendell Pierce, Lauren Holly & Eden Cupid
The mystery revolves around Chris Daniels (Pierce), a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family.
[via press release from Bounce TV]
“Don’t Hang Up” Premieres This Sunday, March 20 at 8pm ET on Bounce, True-Crime Original Thriller Stars Wendell Pierce, Lauren Holly & Eden Cupid

ATLANTA (March 16, 2022) — Bounce (@bouncetv) will premiere its newest original movie “Don’t Hang Up” this Sunday, March 20th at 8 pm ET. The action-thriller based upon real-life events stars Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”), Lauren Holly (“NCIS,” “Picket Fences”), and Eden Cupid (“Umbrella Academy”).

The mystery revolves around Chris Daniels (Pierce), a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family. Told his daughter has been taken hostage, Chris is ordered by the kidnappers to complete a series of missions to get her back, all while maintaining one deceptively simple rule: Don’t hang up.

Meanwhile, the growing number of unanswered texts and calls from his wife Tracy (Holly) leads to escalating fear and even police interference – which unwittingly puts the safe return of their daughter (Cupid) in even greater jeopardy.

“We are elated to have Wendell Pierce and Lauren Holly in the starring roles of ‘Don’t Hang Up,'” said David Hudson, Head of Original Programming, Scripps Networks. “We are elevating our original programming with superlative artists in unique, high-quality, high-octane stories. This stellar cast will take writer William “Byl” Caruthers’ fantastic page-turner screenplay to incredible heights and ‘Don’t Hang Up’ will be an edge-of-your-seat thriller.”

“As an actor, I always look for opportunities to do good work with good material. ‘Don’t Hang Up’ is a film that meets this standard,” said Wendell Pierce. “I’ve always wanted to do a thriller, where an ordinary man is thrown into an extraordinary situation. Based on a true story, it’s evidence that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.”

“Don’t Hang Up” is being directed by J.B. Sugar (“Faith Heist,” “Bitten”) from a screenplay by Byl Caruthers and produced by Sugar and Ella Myers for No Equal Entertainment.

About Bounce

Bounce (@bouncetv) features a programming mix of original series and movies, theatrical motion pictures, off-network series, specials, and events designed for African American audiences. Bounce is available to 98% of U.S. television homes free and over the air with a digital antenna, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over the top on Roku, and Apple TV; on mobile devices via the Bounce app; and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce XL, Scripps Networks’ newest free ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channel, is available on Samsung TV Plus, Pluto TV Sling, and Xumo. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).



Bounce Announces New Original Movie Starring Wendell Pierce & Lauren Holly – “Don’t Hang Up”





Bounce Announces New Original Movie Starring Wendell Pierce & Lauren Holly – “Don’t Hang Up”
The thriller revolves around Chris Daniels (Pierce), a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family.
[via press release from Bounce TV]
BOUNCE ANNOUNCES NEW ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING WENDELL PIERCE & LAUREN HOLLY

“DON’T HANG UP”

TRUE-CRIME THRILLER BASED ON ACTUAL EVENTS SET FOR SPRING 2022 PREMIERE

(October 28, 2021) – Bounce, the leading broadcast and multi-platform entertainment network serving African Americans, today announced the new original movie “Don’t Hang Up,” an action-thriller based upon real-life events starring Wendell Pierce (“The Wire,” “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) and Lauren Holly (“NCIS,” “Picket Fences”).

The thriller revolves around Chris Daniels (Pierce), a husband and father whose life is upended when he gets a phone call that hurls him into a harrowing journey to save his family. Told his daughter has been taken hostage, Chris is ordered by the kidnappers to complete a series of missions to get her back, all while maintaining one deceptively simple rule: Don’t hang up.

Meanwhile, the growing number of unanswered texts and calls from his wife Tracy (Holly) leads to escalating fear and even police interference – which unwittingly puts the safe return of their daughter (Eden Cupid, “Umbrella Academy”) in even greater jeopardy.

“Don’t Hang Up” is currently in production in Toronto and will world premiere on Bounce in the spring of 2022.

“We are elated to have Wendell Pierce and Lauren Holly in the starring roles of ‘Don’t Hang Up,’ ” said David Hudson, Head of Original Programming, Scripps Networks. “We are elevating our original programming with superlative artists in unique, high-quality, high-octane stories. This stellar cast will take writer William ‘Byl’ Caruthers’ fantastic page-turner screenplay to incredible heights and ‘Don’t Hang Up’ will be an edge-of-your-seat thriller.”

“As an actor, I always look for opportunities to do good work with good material. ‘Don’t Hang Up’ is a film that meets this standard,” said Pierce. “I’ve always wanted to do a thriller, where an ordinary man is thrown into an extraordinary situation. Based on a true story, it’s evidence that sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction.”

“Don’t Hang Up” is being directed by J.B. Sugar (“Faith Heist,” “Bitten”) from a screenplay by Byl Caruthers and produced by Sugar and Ella Myers for No Equal Entertainment.

Bounce (@bouncetv) programming is seen over-the-air, on cable, on DISH channel 359, over-the-top on Roku(R), on mobile devices via the Bounce and Brown Sugar apps, and on the web via BounceTV.com. Bounce features a programming mix of original series, docuseries and movies, off-network series, theatrical motion pictures, specials, live sports and events, and more. Bounce is part of The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).