BET has struck ratings gold with their two new original programming with the “Real Husbands of Hollywood” and “Second Generation Wayans,” which premiered Tuesday,, Jan 15 at 10 p.m.. and 10:30 p.m, respectively.
The Hollywood Reporter revealed that BET secured the largest amount of cable viewers during that hour-long time slot, with “Real Husbands,” which stars Kevin Hart, Robin Thicke, Nick Cannon, and J.B. Smoove, drew an impressive debut of 4.1 million viewers, while “Second Generation” pulled 3.5 million viewers.
For Hart, starring in the comedy spoof series is something special that’s not seen on television. “We’re mocking what everybody makes fun of on a regular basis,” Hart told BET. “It’s ridiculous. They’re fighting. They’re going back and forth. We’re putting a group of men together that are talented enough and aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.”
“We’re catty. We’re not getting along. We’re getting along. We’re friends. We’re not friends, but we’re doing it in a fun way. It’s unique. It hasn’t been done, which means it will be big.”
“Real Husbands of Hollywood” marks BET’s second highest network premiere behind 2011’s “The Game,” which netted 7.7 million viewers.