*The season 7 premiere of BET’s “The Game” ranked as the No. 1 telecast in cable Tuesday night, pulling 3.4 million viewers during its initial 10 p.m. ET airing, and another 1 million for the 11:30 p.m. rerun.
The season 4 premiere of “Let’s Stay Together” at 11 p.m. pulled in 1.7 million viewers, the network announced Thursday.
“The Game’s” premiere also ranked as the highest rated sitcom on all cable among women 18-49 this season and the No. 1 scripted series premiere among adults 18-49 on all cable for the year.
On the digital side, the official hashtags “#thegameBET” and “#LST” (Let’s Stay Together) each trended No. 1 on Twitter. In anticipation of the premiere, “The Game’s” Facebook page crossed the 7 million fans mark this week.
*There’s a new gospel sheriff in town!
Taraji P. Henson is taking over as host of BET’s “Celebration of Gospel.”
Steve Harvey‘s 13-year run as host has come to an end.
*Stephen Bishop (“Moneyball”) has been upped to a series regular on BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” which stars Gabrielle Union as a successful TV news anchor. Bishop stars as David, an ex-boyfriend Mary Jane will soon bring back into her life to work things out. Bishop will next be seen in the film “Miss Meadows” opposite Katie Holmes.
For more than 30 years, Black Entertainment Television (BET) has been the leader of urban pop culture.
Owned by Viacom, the network has had challenges, along with levels of success. Last year, REVOLT TV
, which some compare to BET entered the cable space.
Owned by Sean “Diddy” Combs and partnered with Comcast, the network is described as the first channel created entirely from the ground up in this new era of social media.
*Actor, rapper and now health care spokesman.
Those are the many titles Mack Wilds is holding to his name today.
The young entertainer spoke out at the “BET Honors” about the Affordable Care Act.
And he spoke in a manner that will resonate with fellow young adults.
Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin (Photo credit: Gwendolyn Quinn Public Relations)
*It looks like Detroit came out an took over BET’s chief honcho, Debra Lee‘s annual BET Honors Dinner and Gala at the National Museum of Women in Arts in Washington, DC.
Pictured above are this year’s BET Honors recipients Aretha Franklin and Berry Gordy, along with guest Smokey Robinson.
So why is Smokey in the middle instead of Aretha?
In any event, the BET Honors will premiere on February 24, 2014 on BET.