via press release:
MILLIONS TUNED IN TO SIXTH ANNUAL BET HONORS
#BEThonors Was The # 1 Trending Topic Worldwide On Twitter
NEW YORK, February 12, 2013 – The sixth annual BET HONORS telecast was seen by almost 2 million viewers on BET last night. According to the Nielsen Company, the Monday February 11 9:00 p.m.* premiere telecast drew in 1.9 million viewers and garnered a 1.5 coverage rating among 1.4 million households. The premiere telecast is now the #1 cable weeknight special in 2013 among adults 18-34 and enjoyed triple digit timeslot gains compared to previous weeks. Additionally, BET HONORS ‘13 posted significant growth among adult males 18-34 (+33%) compared to BET HONORS ’12. On the digital side, #BETHonors was the #1 trending topic worldwide on Twitter Monday night during the telecast.
Acclaimed actress Gabrielle Union hosted the show for a fifth year, honoring music executive and entrepreneur Clarence Avant known to many as the “Godfather of Black Music,” Academy Award winning actress Halle Berry, spiritual educator T.D. Jakes, ten-time GRAMMY award winner and international music icon Chaka Khan and three time WNBA MVP and four-time Olympic gold medalist Lisa Leslie and included a star-studded lineup of performances and appearances by Erykah Badu, Wayne Brady, Brandy, Mint Condition, Jimmy Jam, Alicia Keys, Ledisi, the SOS Band and Terry Lewis.
- Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 p.m.*
- Saturday February 16 at 8:00 p.m.*
- Thursday February 21 at 10:00 p.m.*