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TNT’s Shaq Life Premiere is a Slam Dunk with Over 3M Total Viewers

Shaq Life

Two Episode Premiere Tallied Towering Ratings

April 16, 2020Shaq Life scores big on TNT! The larger-than-life NBA legend, Shaquille O’Neal, unveiled his new docuseries, Shaq Life, Thursday night on TNT, reaching more than 3 million total viewers across all platforms and delivering 1M viewers per episode Live + 3.

The immersive series saw momentum with an audience that continued to grow over the course of two episodes. Further proving that viewers are showing up for Shaq, the series is currently #1 in Live Streams among TNT series on Turner’s digital platforms. Two new episodes of the docuseries air every Thursday starting at 9 p.m. ET.

“Shaq has always been larger than life on the court and off, so it’s no surprise Shaq Life ratings have been so incredible. Thursday night marked the first time Shaq allowed viewers into his day-to day life and the ratings prove fans can’t get enough,” said Brett Weitz, General Manager for TNT, TBS, & truTV. “We’re thrilled with the viewership we’ve seen so far, and we’re so excited to see fans’ reactions as the rest of the season rolls out.”

Shaq Life chronicles four-time NBA champion and current analyst on TNT’s Emmy® Award-winning Inside the NBA Shaquille O’Neal’s pursuit to become the ultimate father, athlete, DJ and businessman. Get to know Shaq as he explores his passions off the court; join him as he tours the world to establish himself as a DJ, navigates his partnership with a controversial franchise, trains with professional fighters for his first-ever MMA grappling match, raises his six children and expands his legacy. It’s time for fans to meet the man behind the legend – a man with a charismatic sense of humor, an enormous heart and endless determination. Shaquille O’Neal is the ultimate renaissance man. 

Shaq Life is produced by Steve Michaels, Jodi Flynn and James Macnab of The Content Group. Michael Bloom for Bongo Pictures, Perry RogersColin Smeeton, Mike Parris and Emmy® Award winner Rory Karpf serve as executive producers. Karpf is also showrunner.

About TNT

TNT, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is basic cable's #1 network in primetime among young adults and is home to some of television's most popular slate of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, I Am the Night and the upcoming sequel The Alienist: The Angel of Darkness and Snowpiercer. TNT's forthcoming, premium unscripted series include Shaq Life and the live, multiplatform event Chasing the Cure. TNT also presents popular shows such as Bones and Castle; primetime specials and sports coverage, including the NBA and NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championships and the forthcoming, professional wrestling league All Elite Wrestling (AEW).


About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

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