BET’s re-launch of ‘The Game’ continues to bring in lots of viewers.
The second episode of the dramedy was viewed by 5.9 million viewers, just down 1.9 million viewers from its record-breaking hour-long debut last week.
(Read: ‘Big Ratings Win for BET’s ‘The Game,’ Premiere Episode Draws 7.7 Million Viewers’)
Airing at 10pm EST, ‘The Game’ became the number one ad-supported sitcom telecast in cable TV history with its 7.7 million debut. According to the Nielsen Company, the show was also the number one telecast on broadcast and cable ever.
‘The Game’ also ranks as the number two telecast in BET history among viewers, just behind the 2009 ‘BET Awards.’
New sitcom ‘Let’s Stay Together,’ which airs at 10:30pm, also continues to land strong numbers.
The Queen Latifah-produced show, which stars Erica Hubbard, Bert Belasco, Joyful Drake, RonReaco Lee and Nadine Ellis, delivered 3.5 million viewers with its second episode, just down 0.9 viewers.
‘Let’s Stay Together’s’ debut with 4.4 million viewers made it the number two series In BET history.
“We are thrilled to see our audience respond so well to ‘The Game’ and ‘Let’s Stay Together,’” said Debra L. Lee, Chairman and CEO of BET Networks. “It is clear these two shows are real game changers for the Network and the proven success of last night tells us that our viewers are not only passionate about the types of programming that we offer, but continue to crave on-air programming that reflects and respects our voices.”