'Being Mary Jane'
'Being Mary Jane'

It's been quite a week for the BET network, starting with Sunday night's record-breaking broadcast of its flagship awards show, BET Awards 13, (which drew 7.8 million viewers and set some social media records), and now with this news, which I've been waiting to receive all day...

Despite a late 10:30pm start on a Tuesday night, The BET original movie (pilot) Being Mary Jane, starring Gabrielle Union, drew a strong 4 million viewers and a 2.0 rating with adults 18-49, making it Tuesday night's highest rated cable TV show, and the 2nd highest rated show on all of TV, behind NBC's America's Got Talent in the same target demographic (adults 18-49).

Meanwhile, The Game, which returned for the summer, as a lead-in to Being Mary Jane, came in as the second highest-rated cable TV show, with a 1.7 rating in the adults 18-49 target demo, drawing 3.6 million viewers.

This news should bode well for the Being Mary Jane TV series, which is slated to debut on BET, staring on January 2014.

Congrats to Mara Brock & Salim Akil, as well as the audience who tuned in to watch!

If you missed my earlier post, share your thoughts on the film HERE.