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BET Continues To Dominate Primetime w/ 'Real Husbands' & 'Second Generation Wayans' Finales

by Tambay A. Obenson
March 22, 2013 9:46 PM
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This season, Real Husbands Of Hollywood is the #1 sitcom on cable among adults 18-49; and Second Generation Wayans is the #2 new sitcom on cable among adults 18-49.

Who'da thunk it? Not I.

More original series hits for BET; and The Game (which has been the network's crown jewel) hasn't even returned for its new (6th) season yet (March 26).

And let's not forget what they have coming up - like Being Mary Jane, with Gabrielle Union, Omari Hardwick, and other names you all know well.

But what happened to T.J. Holmes' previously-downsized news/commentary program Don't Sleep though? It hasn't returned since the Christmas/New Year's holiday break. Are we to assume it's dead?

The full details follow via press release from BET below: 


REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD Is The #1 Sitcom On Cable Among Adults 18-49 And SECOND GENERATION WAYANS Is The #2 New Sitcom On Cable Among Adults 18-49 This Season

March 22, 2013 - BET continues to dominate primetime with last night's finale telecasts of breakout hits REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS. Closing out the season with stellar ratings, REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD is now cable's #1 sitcom among all adults 18-49 so far this season, outperforming all new and returning sitcoms. The series finale is also cable's #1 weeknight sitcom telecast in March among all viewers. SECOND GENERATION WAYANS finished its season as cable's #2 new sitcom among all adults 18-49 this season, only behind REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD. For the month of March, SECOND GENERATION WAYANS' series finale is the #1 cable sitcom telecast in its 10:30 P.M.* time-slot.

The BET Season Finale of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD premiered Tuesday night to a total of 2.2 million viewers during its 10:00 p.m.* premiere. When combined with REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD'S 11:00 P.M.* encore, the finale episode attracted 3.4 million total viewers. And, SECOND GENERATION WAYANS 10:30 P.M.* premiere drew 1.3 million total viewers. When combined with SECOND GENERATION WAYANS' 11:30 P.M.* encore, the premiere episode attracted 2.2 million total viewers. In total, BET's entire Tuesday night scripted block garnered almost 6 million total viewers from 10:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M.!

On the digital side, BET's hashtag #RHOHFinale trended at #3 worldwide on Twitter during the 10:00 p.m.* premiere, and Nicole Ari Parker and Tisha Campbell Martin were also top trends. In addition, 13.9 million visits have been made to Real Husband and Second Generations content on since the premiere date.

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  • eshowoman | March 25, 2013 6:41 PMReply

    RHOH is the first show if have anticipated watching on BET in over a decade. I thought TJ Holmes was insane for doing a news show on BET. I hope he finds a new job soon. CNN is purging black reporters so maybe he can get his old job back.

  • ChgoSista | March 25, 2013 1:23 PMReply

    RHOH started out iffy but picked up considerable steam by the 3rd episode. I dig it. And as for Second Gen, I dig it, too--but then again, I'm a huge Wayans Family fan, so I'm a bit biased.

  • Tamara | March 25, 2013 10:20 AMReply

    RealHusbandsofHollywood is one of my favorite shows. I absolutely love it!

  • ScriptTease | March 25, 2013 5:30 AMReply

    So glad to hear this, and I cannot wait to see what else BET has up their sleeves.

  • kentay305 | March 25, 2013 11:44 AM

    i think this was a stroke of luck because they actually was smart enough to test it on the crowd at the BET awards and tweeked it.

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