Nearly 4 Million Viewers Watched the Premiere of 'The Game' and Nearly 3 Million Viewers Watched 'Let's Stay Together' Premiere

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March 28th, 2013

The Game 2013

via press release:



THE GAME Season 6 Premiere Is #1, Delivering More Total Viewers And Adults Compared To All Other Returning Cable Sitcom Telecasts This Season


THE GAME And LET’S STAY TOGETHER Are This Season’s Top 2 Returning Sitcom Series Premieres On Cable Among Total Viewers


March 28, 2013—BET continues to takeover primetime with Tuesday’s telecasts of new episodes of THE GAME and LET’S STAY TOGETHER!  Returning for a sixth season and marking its 100th episode, THE GAME  premiere delivered more viewers and adults 18-49 compared to all other returning cable sitcom telecasts this season making it the #1 returning sitcom telecast on cable. THE GAME and LET’S STAY TOGETHER are now this season’s top 2 returning sitcom series premieres on cable among total viewers. And, the LET’S STAY TOGETHER season 3 premiere telecast is the #1 sitcom telecast in its time-slot on cable among all viewers and adults 18-49 this season.


The season 6 premiere of THE GAME premiered Tuesday night to a total of 2.5 million viewers during its 10:00 p.m.* premiere. When combined with THE GAME’s 11:30 P.M.* encore episode, it attracted almost 4 million total viewers. And, LET’S STAY TOGETHER 11:00 P.M.* season 3 premiere drew 1.9 million total viewers. When combined with LET’S STAY TOGETHER’ 12:30 A.M.* telecast the season premiere attracted almost 3 million total viewers.


*All Times EST

Source: BET Corporate Research via Nielsen ?LIVE + SAME DAY “FAST NATIONALS” DATA


About BET Networks
BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience. The primary BET channel reaches more than 90 million households and can be seen in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and sub-Saharan Africa. BET is the dominant African-American consumer brand with a diverse group of business extensions:, a leading Internet destination for Black entertainment, music, culture, and news; CENTRIC, a 24-hour entertainment network targeting the 25- to 54-year-old African-American audience; BET Digital Networks - BET Gospel and BET Hip Hop, attractive alternatives for cutting-edge entertainment tastes; BET Home Entertainment, a collection of BET-branded offerings for the home environment including DVDs and video-on-demand; BET Event Productions, a full-scale event management and production company with festivals and live events spanning the globe; BET Mobile, which provides ringtones, games and video content for wireless devices; and BET International, which operates BET in the United Kingdom and oversees the extension of BET network programming for global distribution.


  • ltown

    yawn. crappy show on a CRAPPY NETWORK

  • nikki smith

    Love the Game!!!


    @ltown the show may have been through a couple changes but change can be could both the game and BET are great and entertain me weekly!

  • Lodak

    I caught it online. I think I’ll DVR The Game this season. Not bad–surprising since, you know, it’s on BET.

  • God

    bet sucks. there should be WET. WHITE entertainment tv. WHITE POWER

  • Rave Mystery

    I love Let’s stay together and I hope it continues on for at least four more seasons.

  • drew

    God, we already have a White entertainment tv station, its called “with the exception of spanish programming, every tv channel ever made in the history of always.”

    I havent seen the game in ages, but I liked it back in the day.. good for them.

  • BET

    why do people hate BET so much. It’s actually a pretty GREAT channel if you give it a chance.

  • Musu

    So,is it acceptable for tvbythenumbers to use an old cast photo? Literally, half of the people pictured are no longer on the show. Get it together.

  • Musu

    Thank you.

  • Jared

    Lately BETs been on a roll with scripted television.

  • alex

    be careful people your white hoods are showing.

  • William

    Enjoyed the new season of the Game, i just wish the Networks would bring back black oriented shows, when i was growing up there were a lot, like Jeffersons, Sanford & Son, Amen, 227, Whats happening, Good Times etc. Now days there aren’t any black shows on network tv. Thank god for BET & TVone…. I know Tyler Perry has a few out, but they aren’t any good in my opinion.

  • Max

    BET has come a long way in their scripted programming. It can go head to head with any other cable outlet in terms of quality.

    Apparently, the hoods some people are wearing have no holes for eyes.

  • Fan

    Love the game!!

  • Tess wms

    BET is hated by so many becauseeverything has changed for the worse. The programming, the writers/storylines, the bafoonism on awards shows shall I go on? The class has left. 106 is a mess……4 idiots, The Game sucks…..horrible acting and worse scripts, and what the hell is Let’s Stay Together really about?

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