OMG ! Thicker Than Water (The Tankards) Silence Critics with Mega Ratings Success for Bravo Media (NBC)
LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/31/2013) – There is an old adage that says “success will silence the critics“. If that is indeed the case, then Bravo Media (NBC) has not only silenced the critics of it’s smash hit series “ Thicker Than Water “, but have literally knocked their teeth out!
For the third consecutive week, Sunday’s 9pm airing of Thicker Than Water drew over 2 Million viewers and with just next Sunday’s finale to air, Thicker Than Water’s season-to-date average viewership is closing in as the highest rated non franchise/non spin-off freshman season of any show on Bravo TV !!
The series follows former pro basketballer Ben Tankard, who is a multi-tasking millionaire Grammy nominated Jazz/Gospel recording artist & record label CEO, NBA motivational speaker, aircraft owner/pilot, book author and Big and Tall clothing line owner. Co-starring with Ben is his beautiful wife Jewel, a successful in financial planner/network marketer and finance column writer (Jet Magazine amongst her clients).
The series captures the two lovebirds (who say they never argue), as they try to balance their busy careers while managing their large blended family self dubbed “ The Black Brady Bunch”, of 5 grown children, two daughter-in-laws, and a grandchild. All of this happens as they serve as non-salaried volunteer Pastors of Destiny Center Church near Nashville,TN.
Since their November 10, 2013 premier launch the show has received major shade from bloggers and critics as the Tankards address controversial “hot topics” within each episode (money, jet shopping, sex, longstanding sibling rivals, and more). It seems that the critics are providing the best advertisement because twitter hashtag : #thickerthanwater is trending every Sunday night at 9p/8c. Maybe the new hashtag should be #MadeInYoShade.
The 2,002,000 viewers who tuned into Thicker Than Water on Sunday December 29th brought Thicker’s season-to-date average to almost 1.8M and on the strength of those ratings, I think it’s safe to say that the Tankard family has a bright future of gracing Bravo TV screens – and the shows many critics be damned!
Catch the season finale of Thicker Than Water at a special time on Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 at 10p/9c where: The big day has come and Benji and Shanira’s wedding day has finally arrived. However, the happy occasion may be marred when Brooklyn makes an unplanned speech and Jewel’s issues with her sister threaten to overshadow the big event.
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