BET tops cable ratings with debut of ‘Real Husbands’ and ‘Second Generation Wayans’

'Second Generation Wayans'

'Second Generation Wayans'

Tuesday night BET premiered two new scripted series, the Real Husbands of Hollywood starring Kevin Hart, Boris Kodjoe, Nick Cannon, Robin Thicke, Dwayne Martin and J.B. Smoove, and Second Generation Wayans featuring Damien Dante Wayans, Craig Wayans, and Tatyana Ali.

The two news shows beat out all the competition.

According to the Hollywood Reporter the new shows topped “all of cable and rivaling most broadcast efforts during the 10 p.m. hour.”

The Real Husbands of Hollywood, a comedic spoof of the Real Housewives franchise, pulled in 4.1 million viewers during its 10:00 p.m. premiere. When combined with its 11:00 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 6.5 million total viewers.

Second Generation Wayans debuted at 10:30 p.m., pulling in 3.4 million total viewers. When combined with its 11:30 p.m. encore, the premiere episode attracted 4.7 million total viewers. In total, BET’s entire Tuesday night scripted block drew over 11 million total viewers.

According to a press release from BET, Real Husbands of Hollywood and Second Generation Wayans “are now this season’s top 2 sitcom premiere telecasts on cable (not just on BET).”

Tuesday night the Real Husbands of Hollywood hashtag #RHOH was the number one trending topic worldwide on Twitter.

Did you get a chance to watch either of these new shows? What did you think?

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