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Thicker Than Water Gears Up For Season Finale January 5


Nashville, TN — For the third consecutive week, Sunday’s 9pm airing of THICKER THAN WATER drew over 2 Million viewers and with next Sunday’s finale set 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 Tankard’s stats are double of that of any previous freshman reality show on Bravo and have surpassed the best ratings for faith-based shows like Mary Mary (We TV), Preachers of L.A. (Oxygen) and The Sheards (BET). 


The show premiered November 10, 2013 and has received many fans and of course many critics.  Critics have much to say about The Tankard’s controversial topics of money, sibling rivalries, sex and lavish cars and jets.  But The Tankards successful show ratings has the naysayers pondering on their opinions.


Self-dubbed “The Black Brady Bunch”, the series follows The Tankards as they try to balance busy careers while managing their large blended family of five grown children, two daughter-in-laws, and a grandchild. Ben Tankard is a multi-tasking millionaire, Grammy nominated Jazz/Gospel recording artist and record label CEO, NBA motivational speaker, aircraft owner/pilot, book author, and Big and Tall clothing line owner.  His beautiful wife Jewel is a successful financial planner/network marketer and finance column writer.  They both juggle careers and family while serving as non-salaried volunteer Pastors of The Destiny Center Church near Nashville TN.   


The season finale of Thicker Than Water will air Sunday Jan 5, 2014 at a special time of 10PM EST/9PM CST.  This episode promises to be a beautiful moment with Benji and Shanira’s wedding day, but will have a surprise with Brooklyn’s unplanned speech and the lingering issues with Jewel and her sister.  Will this overshadow the big day?  Tune in and find out!