WWE Press Release: New Season of "Total Bellas" Premieres Thursday, November 12


-- WWE sent out the following press release:

E! FOLLOWS NIKKI AND BRIE’S PREGNANCY JOURNEY AS THE NEW SEASON OF “TOTAL BELLAS” PREMIERES ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12 AT 9PM ET/PT

Season Six Promises Baby Births, Untold Secrets in Newly Released Best-Selling Book and A Potential Move to their Dream Homes

Earlier This Year, “Total Bellas” Earned Its Highest-Rated Season In More Than Two Years Among All Key Demos

Los Angeles, CA – October 12, 2020 - WWE® Superstars, New York Times best-selling authors and entrepreneurs Nikki Bella® and Brie Bella® are back with an all-new season of “Total Bellas'' premiering on Thursday, November 12 at 9pm ET/PT.

This season, as Nikki and Brie prepare for some major milestones including the expansion of their families with the births of their baby boys, and the release of their memoir “Incomparable” where Nikki reveals a deep secret she held from her family for more than 20 years. As Brie gives Nikki some childbirth and motherhood life hacks, it brings some of Brie’s emotions to the forefront from her previous pregnancy.

Brie attempts to bring Nikki and their brother JJ back together after they hit a rough patch in their relationship. In a devastating turn of events, the family finds out their mom Kathy will need to have an emergency brain surgery. Despite everything, The Bellas still find time to celebrate with their family babymoon trip, baby showers and an impromptu decision leaves the twins wondering if Phoenix is their forever home.

Last season, “Total Bellas” delivered more than 1 million total viewers, 672,000 P18-49 and 499,000 W18-49, up 12 percent, nine percent and 16 percent, respectively, from the prior season. This marks the highest-rated season among all key demos in two years. The season five finale garnered more than 1.3 million total viewers and 764,000 P18-49, which made it the most-watched episode of the series-to-date and highest-rated episode of the series among P18-49 in two years. Driven by triple digit growth on digital/streaming and Set Top Box VOD, total audience for “Total Bellas” across all platforms is outperforming growth seen on linear alone, up 22 percent among P18-49 vs. the prior season. Socially, “Total Bellas” ranked as the #1 most social cable reality series throughout the season for premiere episodes, with 518K total interactions across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

“Total Bellas” is produced by WWE and Bunim/Murray Productions with Gil Goldschein, Andrea Metz and Farnaz Farjam Chazan serving as Executive Producers for Bunim/Murray Productions and Kevin Dunn and Chris Kaiser serving as Executive Producers for WWE. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella also serve as Executive Producers.

Source: Nielsen, L28, excl repeats; Total Audience viewing through Day 28. Nielsen Social Content Rating, Linear measurement for reality cable premieres, 4/1/20 – 6/13/20; ListenFirst, Audience Analysis

About E! Entertainment
E! is the only global, multi-platform brand for all things pop culture. The network is currently available to 91 million cable and satellite subscribers in the U.S and 161 countries globally. E! programming includes popular series "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," “Total Bellas,” “The Bradshaw Bunch,” "Botched,” “E! True Hollywood Story,” and topical series “The Soup.” “E! News” is the leading multi-platform publisher delivering breaking entertainment news and pop culture coverage 24/7 across EOnline.com and all digital and social media. The brand’s programming slate includes “Daily Pop,” “Nightly Pop” and digital shows: “E! News’ The Rundown” and “BingE! Club” on Snapchat, and “Close Up by E! News” on Quibi. E!’s "Live from the Red Carpet" signature events keep fans connected to their favorite stars on pop culture's biggest nights and the “E! People’s Choice Awards” celebrates the best in pop culture and is the only award show for the people, by the people. E! is a network of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Lifestyle Group, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For more corporate information, visit www.nbcuniversal.com.

About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE’s TV-PG, family-friendly programming can be seen in more than 800 million homes worldwide in 28 languages. WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
Additional information on WWE (NYSE: WWE) can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. For information on our global activities, go to http://www.wwe.com/worldwide/.

About Bunim/Murray Productions
Bunim/Murray Productions (BMP) is the leading producer of innovative entertainment content. The Emmy Award-winning company is widely credited with creating the reality television genre with its hit series The Real World, which recently moved to Facebook after 32 seasons on MTV. BMP continued to innovate with the first reality game show, Road Rules (MTV), in 1995; the first reality sitcom, The Simple Life (E!), in 2003; and the first reality soap opera, Starting Over, in 2003. BMP’s current programming includes Keeping up with the Kardashians, Total Divas and Total Bellas (E!),The Challenge (MTV), Born This Way (A&E), Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project (Oxygen), The Real World and Ball in the Family (Facebook Watch), Endless Summer, Stranded with Sam and Colby (Snapchat), Miz and Mrs. (USA Network), Family or Fiance (OWN), Crystal Maze (Nickelodeon) and Emily’s Wonder Lab (Netflix). BMP has also produced They Call Us Monsters (PBS), Valentine Road (HBO), Pedro (MTV) and the Emmy Award-winning Autism: The Musical (HBO) for BMP Films. Based in Glendale, CA, the company was founded in 1987 by Jonathan Murray and the late Mary-Ellis Bunim, who were inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame in 2012. The company joined Banijay Group in 2010.

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