This past Tuesday, BET premiered the highly anticipated scripted series Real Husbands of Hollywood along with Second Generation Wayans. Many were skeptical as to how these shows would perform for the network, considering how difficult it has been in the past to predict the success of BET’s scripted shows. However, it was pleasantly surprising to learn this morning that the two new additions to the BET lineup slaughtered their competition when it came to ratings Tuesday night.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Real Husbands of Hollywood, starring Kevin Hart, Nick Cannon, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Dwayne Martin and J.B. Smoove topped all shows that aired during the 10 pm hour on cable television. The show’s debut episode is said to have pulled 4.1 million viewers. The sitcom was number one among all cable and network broadcasts falling within the adults 18-49 demographic with a 2.1 rating. The show’s encore, which aired at 11 pm excelled as well, bringing in 2.3 million viewers.
The husbands of Hollywood aren’t the only fellas reported to be topping the charts. It appears that Second Generation Wayans starring Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, Tatyanna Ali and George O. Gore II also performed superbly in its premiere night. The sitcom is said to have garnered 3.7 million viewers during its 10:30 pm premiere and received a rating of 1.7 among the 18-49 demographic. The 11:30 pm showing pulled an additional 1.4 million viewers.
Real Husbands of Hollywood currently reigns as the number one debut cable sitcom of the season and Second Generation Wayans comes in at number two.
Among adults 18-34, RHOH had the third best cable debut of all time.
It’s great to see that BET’s new shows are performing so well and that they are being supported.
Did you check out either of these shows this past Tuesday? What did you think?
Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise