Talk about EXCITEDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!! Court TV has renewed the original true-crime series “Someone They Knew With Tamron Hall” for a second season and has added it to its primetime schedule on weeknights at 7 p.m. ET. The show now serves as a lead-in for the network’s flagship program, “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” (8-10 p.m. ET).
Hosted by Daytime Emmy Award-winning TV host, journalist, and author Tamron Hall,“Someone They Knew” stories are told from the points of view of the people impacted by the case, including lawyers, jurors, members of law enforcement, and the victim’s family and friends. Using new interviews, archival footage, and re-creations of the crime, the goal of each episode is a balanced story from victim to verdict. Hall is not only a seasoned crime reporter and true crime author, she is also committed to sharing stories consistent with the Court TV lineup.
Court TV has had a strong start to the year with the success of “Someone They Knew” and live coverage of the Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard case. The network’s coverage of Depp vs. Heard nearly quadrupled the audience for the networks’ live trial coverage as compared to the pre-trial period (+278%). Daily streaming hours more than quintupled during this same period (+415%). More than 500,000 viewers – the most since the network relaunched in 2019 – tuned into Court TV to watch the verdict in the trial on Wednesday, June 1.
“Court TV is on pace for its most-watched year yet,” said Ethan Nelson, acting head of Court TV. “Viewers tuned in for every second of our insightful coverage and expert analysis of the Depp-Heard trial, and they have also embraced ‘Someone They Knew with Tamron Hall.’ We are looking forward to having Tamron in primetime as well as the compelling cases we’re planning to air in the months ahead.”
Source for Depp vs. Heard trial viewing data (4/11/22-5/27/22) vs. prior four weeks: Linear TV – Nielsen, live + same-day viewing. Reflects total viewers 2+ M-F 9a-7p. Streaming – Google Analytics, O&O CTV, FAST, and O&O Web data. Includes data for Court TV.com, Android TV, Roku, Vizio & Fire TV. Does not include FAST data from Pluto TV.
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