Since 2010, USA Network's overall network marketing theme had been “Characters Welcome.”
The NBCUniversal cable network will change its new branding effort to the “Bold” theme incorporating on-air elements from the network’s action dramas, including “Mr. Robot” and “Colony.” It will also include USA’s WWE programming.
On-air TV promos featuring talent for each of these shows -- Rami Malek, who plays Elliot Alderson on “Mr. Robot”; Sarah Wayne Callies (Katie Bowman on “Colony” ); and WWE’s Roman Reigns -- riff off their respective shows’ main storylines, looking to challenge and/or fight authority.
All promo spots end with on-air visual theme: “We the Bold.”
“‘We The Bold’ reflects the kind of stories we want to tell,” said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, in a release, “rich, captivating stories about unlikely heroes who defy the status quo, push boundaries, and are willing to risk everything for what they believe in.”
USA also intend to incorporate this brand them into upcoming series, including “Queen of the South,” starting this summer.
More on-air marketing from existing shows will appear with Gabriel Macht (who plays Harvey Specter “Suits”); Todd Chrisley from “Chrisley Knows Best”; and Alice Braga, who plays Teresa Mendoza on the forthcoming “Queen of the South.”
USA Network prime-time ratings sank 9.5% to 1.65 million overall average viewers in the first quarter 2016 versus the same period in 2015.