Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Lisa's Favorite Sites
Posted at 8:32 PM ET, 01/12/2011

'The Game' returns with nearly 8 million viewers on BET

By Lisa de Moraes

Nearly 8 million people tuned into BET at 10 p.m. Tuesday to watch the return of the former CW sitcom "The Game."

"The Game," which stars Tia Mowry as a professional football player's wife, attracted the largest audience of 18-to-34 year olds of any series that night on cable or broadcast TV. It was also the no. 1 show of the night among teens.

BET says the 7.7 million who came to watch the show's return to TV marked the network's second-biggest audience ever, behind only the 2009 BET Awards.

The Washington-based network also says the show was the no. 1 ad-supported scripted series premiere in cable history.

Well, technically, it was not the series premiere, since the show had run from October 2006 to May 2009 on broadcast network CW, and the BET debut picked up two years after the show had left off the last time it aired, on May 15, 2009.

Meanwhile, the biggest audience CW has managed to attract so far this TV season was for an episode of "The Vampire Diaries" back in October; it averaged 3.7 million viewers.

By Lisa de Moraes  | January 12, 2011; 8:32 PM ET
Categories:  TV News  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Everybody loves Conan at Winter TV Press Tour
Next: Sure, Kara DioGuardi will tell you what she thinks of 'Idol' -- just buy her book

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company