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BET's 'Real Husbands of Hollywood' & 'Second Generation Wayans' Make Ratings History

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 16, 2013 6:24 PM
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No commentary necessary... I'll just point you to the stats below from the BET press release, which tell the whole story (BET is making all kinds of statements with exclamation marks; and The Game hasn't even returned yet):

MORE THAN 11 MILLION VIEWERS WATCHED BOTH THE PREMIERE AND ENCORE TELECASTS OF REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD AND SECOND GENERATION WAYANS ON BET

REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD Is Now BET’s #1 New Original Series Of All Time

REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS Are Now This Season’s Top 2 Sitcom Premiere Telecasts On Cable (Not just on BET)

REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS are the Top 2 ‘Original Series’ Debuts of the Season on ALL Cable Among Adults 18-49

REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD is a Top 3 Sitcom Debut in Cable TV History among Adults 18-34, only behind BET’s Debuts of THE GAME season 4 (#1) and LET’S STAY TOGETHER season 1 (#2)

The premiere of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD was the 2nd most social show on TV on Tuesday

NEW YORK, NY – January 16, 2013—The BET premiere of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD debuted Tuesday night to a total of 4.1 million viewers during its 10:00 p.m.* premiere. When combined with its 11:00 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 6.5 million total viewers. Another new series, SECOND GENERATION WAYANS debuted at 10:30 p.m. pulling in 3.4 million total viewers. When combined with its 11:30 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 4.7 million total viewers. All told, BET’s entire Tuesday night scripted block drew over 11 million total viewers!

REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD is now the #1 sitcom premiere telecast on cable this season among households, all viewers and adults 18-49 and a top 3 sitcom debut in cable TV history among adults 18-34, only behind BET’s sitcom debut of THE GAME season 4 (#1) and LET’S STAY TOGETHER season 1 (#2).

SECOND GENERATION WAYANS debut at 10:30 p.m. is the #1 Tuesday cable original series telecast in its time-slot this season among all adults 18-34, adults 18-49 and women 18-49, delivering triple and double digit timeslot gains. And, SECOND GENERATION WAYANS is also the #2 sitcom premiere on Cable this season behind the REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD series debut.

Digital highlights include:

· The premiere of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD was the 2nd most social show on TV with engagement of close to half a million. (source: Social guide)

· Traffic to BET.com on the day of the premieres of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS doubled as compared to the day before. (source: Omniture)

· Traffic to REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS content tripled on the day of the premieres as compared to the day before. (source: Omniture)

· Our hashtag #RHOH was the #1 Trending Topic worldwide on Twitter (source: Trendrr)

· The premiere of SECOND GENERATION WAYANS was in the top 10 most social shows on cable (source: Social Guide)

· Over two million people have come to BET.com to look at content for these two shows.

Encore telecasts of the debut episodes of REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD and SECOND GENERATION WAYANS include:

Wednesday 1/16/13:

· 8:00 p.m.: Real Husbands of Hollywood

· 8:30 p.m.: Second Generation Wayans

Friday 1/18/13:

· 9:00: Real Husbands of Hollywood

· 9:30: Second Generation Wayans

Sunday 1/20/13:

· 10:00 p.m.: Real Husbands of Hollywood

· 10:30: Second Generation Wayans

· 11:00: Real Husbands of Hollywood

· 11:30 p.m.: Second Generation Wayans

Monday 1/21/13:

· 10:30 p.m.: Real Husbands of Hollywood

· 11:00 p.m.: Second Generation Wayans

· 11:30 p.m.: Real Husbands of Hollywood

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4 Comments

  • Geneva Girl | January 17, 2013 6:47 AMReply

    Aw, dang! Now I'm going to have to check and see if they'll be airing on BET UK.

  • pureego | January 16, 2013 11:08 PMReply

    I agree. I thought they both were great but I enjoyed "Second Generation Wayans" more. It's seems really truthful. And I love Marlon's cameo.

  • Hema | January 17, 2013 2:18 PM

    Me too

  • Pk | January 16, 2013 7:17 PMReply

    That's awesome. "Second Generation Wayans" was better than I expected. Craig Wayans doesn't sound quite "off- book" but it's an early episode. He could turn into a fine straight man against the slightly more looser Damien Wayans.

    "Real Husbands" really let Kevin take over more than I thought it would. It felt like an extended sketch at times (of course it is literally, but not a Kevin Hart sketch as it does now) . I laughed a few times and enjoyed watching it more than most of the last few black sitcoms (and white sitcoms ) of the last few years. I just wish the other guys would get more confessionals. Kevin is better in the scene than narrating those. He's naturally funny and brings stuff to scenes that's probably not on paper.

    I'm definitely tuned in for next week's episodes of both shows.

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