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BET's "The Game" Solidifies Its Status As A Mega-Hit For BET (Season 5 Premier Numbers)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 11, 2012 at 9:08PM

My Twitter feed was all abuzz last night with lots of chatter about the season 5 premier of BET's smash hit The Game.
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The Game

My Twitter feed was all abuzz last night with lots of chatter about the season 5 premier of BET's smash hit The Game.

I didn't watch it (I'm not a cable TV subscriber), and I STILL have yet to watch a single episode of the series, although I should and will, despite my ambivalence; at least so that I can see what exactly it is about this show that has a large chunk of black America hooked!

I just checked Netflix and the first 3 seasons are available on both DVD and streaming; season 4, or otherwise known as the season in which the series debuted on the nework to a record breaking 7.7 million viewers, is only available on DVD. So, for you who've been keeping up with the series since its early days on the CW before BET picked it up, what season should I start with? I heard that the latter seasons are better than the earlier; I have no intention of watching all 4 seasons, which is why I'm asking all you hardcore fans out there which of the 4 currently on home video best represents the series.

For its season 5 premiere last night, The Game didn't break any records as it did in 2011, but it still impressed drawing 5.3 million viewers.

According to Deadline, while its a 31% drop from its record-setting BET premiere last year, its numbers were higher than most scripted series on cable TV. 

So how many of you made up that 5.3 million number? How many of you who've avoided the series opted in last night to check it out for yourselves? How many of you are like me, and are curious enough to want to check it out, given the hype, and at least want to see what it's all about? How many of you are still not sold on it?

Alright, I'm about to push the play button on Season 3 episode 1... unless you all tell me to start elsewhere.

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