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'The Game' scores a ratings touchdown in return on BET

Tiagame "The Game," a comedy about the women involved with the players on a fictional San Diego football team that was yanked off the CW schedule last year due to poor ratings, staged a triumph Tuesday when it returned with new episodes on BET, scoring the top-rated ad-supported sitcom broadcast in cable history.

The series return attracted 7.7 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Co. The episode also ranked as the second-highest rated broadcast in BET history, behind the 2009 "BET Awards."

Executives at the network decided to resurrect "The Game" when they noticed the popularity of episodes that had previously aired on the CW. The new version of "The Game" features the original cast, including Tia Mowry and Wendy Raquel Robinson.

BET was also celebrating the initial audience reception to "Let's Stay Together," a relationship comedy paired with the game. That series, which has Queen Latifah as one of its executive producers, attracted 4.4 million viewers.

The new comedy block marks BET's most ambitious move into original scripted programming. The cable network targeted to African Americans has specicalized in reality shows, music-related series and music videos.

— Greg Braxton

Photo: Tia Mowry of "The Game." Credit: Frederick M. Brown /Getty Images.

 

 
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They need to tone the characters done a little bit. The personalities that we loved from the previous have changed, but they were all a little over the top for the first show. We don't want to lose what we loved about the shows. No bitchy characters allowed!

i love the game it's the best tv comedy i have ever seen.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CW never liked the show and did not want it to be bigger than it's yuppie shows!

The Game- is home on BET

black entertainment television where it should be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now let's get one family show the kids can watch- Everybody hates Chris.

If it had come on earlier it would have had more ratings!!!!!!!!!!!

love THE CAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


GOOD JOB TO TERRANCE AND MEAGAN!!!!!

DEAR WRITERS, I HATE HOW MALIK IS ACTING.....WHY IS HE DOING TEETEE LIKE THAT????? AND TASHA SMOKING A BLACK AND MILD PLEASE AND SHE SCARED OF KELLY COME ON NOW?????? DONT MAKE TOO MANY PROBLEMS FOR GIRL MELONIE AND DERWIN..... GET THAT BABY MOMMA OUTTA THERE!!!!! WHAT HAPPEN TO RICK FOXX HE CAME BACK ON THE LAST EPISODE AT THE WEDDING!!!!

Yes, less continue to pretend that the show EVER had low ratings.

I so loved the show. I am a huge fan and can't wait until Tuesday's to roll around! Congratulations cast. You did it!

I am SOOOOO excited that The Game has returned with all new episodes. I was extremely happy to see the whole cast back! I thought it was very humble that they took time to thank the fans for bringing the show back...Keep up the wonderful job on the show and I look forward to many more years to come

I Love the GAME I knew it was go come back ass a hudge it it was just on the wrong channel if it started off on BET it would of been a hit from the start

The show got corny as hell the acting, the story, tasha black like she was never that ghetto just loud and aggressive Kelly ugh her and jasons daughter is too old looking its only been two years its like a crappy general hospital or another soap opera the babys not his oh nevermind yes it is Maliks story doesnt even make sense did they not watch the show before

THE GAME WAS A BIG SUCCESS. I HAD HOPE AND FAITH THAT THE SHOW WAS GOING TO CUM BACK ON T.V.... THE CAST IS GREAT ... AND I LOVE THEM ALL ...IT VERY WEIRD WAT HAPPEN TO RICK FOX X...AND WHEN DID TASHA START WORKING FOR ROOKIE... AND DAME IS JASON PITTS STILL ON THE TEAM.....BUT I CANT WAIT UNTIL TUESDAY ........COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS ...LOL

I love this show, When I heard it was going off the air on the CW I went to their site and complained to them that it would be a big mistake! Anyways im glad its on bet now. I agree with @jonnie

This actually is a good show the writers are really talented...Can't wait to catch the next episode.

I absolutely love the game and am proud that BET continued with the project. I also wish that girlfriends had never been pulled either, but thats a convo for another day.

Thanks BET

I WAS excited b4 I actually watched the NEW SHOW? BIG LET DOWN! I didn't laugh 1 time and Im known for laughing at anything! BET killed the game

I HAVE TO AGREE WITH JONNIE. MALIK IS TRIPPIN. ITS ONE THING TO KEEP HIS CHARACTER COCKY LIKE HE WAS PRIOR TO BUT HE IS JUST WAY OVER BOARD. AND WHY IS IT THAT THE MARRIAGE ALREADY IS SO ROCKY. THEY HAD ENOUGH DRAMA BEFORE THE MARRIAGE CANT THEY ENJOY IT ALITTLE BIT. I THINK THATS WHY THE SHOW FLOPPED BEFORE. ALL THE CHARACTERS KIND OF GOT LOST IN THE SCRIPT. TASHA NO LONGER MALIKS MANAGER.. KELLY AND HUBBY SPLIT. MEL AND DERWIN CAN U SAY DRAMA. AFTER ALL THAT WHATS LEFT. NOW KELLY HAS LOST HER MIND COMPLETELY AND HER AND TASHA NO LONGER FRIENDS. COME ON. I HOPE THIS TAKES A TURN FOR THE BETTER OR UNFORTUNATELY I THINK IT WILL BE OVER AGAIN BEFORE IT STARTS. JUST MY OPINION.

OMG i love the game and when i watched it i logged onto Facebook everyone's status said " The Game is on" and all kind of stuff like that Lol.

YEA, I AGREE W JONNIE & ME ME, MALIK'S CHARACTER IS HORRIBLE, PLEASE LIGHTN HIM UP A LITTLE, HE'S WAY TO OVER BOARD & COCKY, ITS HARD TO WATCH HIM, TERRANCE HAS HORRIBLE ACTING SKILLS BUT HIS BODY IS NICE TO LOOK AT. LET SEE SOME OF THE RELATIONSHIPS BEING MENDED, IF EVERYONE HAS DRAMA, THE SHOW WILL BE OVER BEFORE U KNOW IT.

THE SHOW WAS GREEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAATTT! I loved it! For you nay sayers out there....plz pay attention...malik's character now makes perfect sense. He still hasnt grown up even with all his money and success. Things that once was cute now look mean and ignorant. As first he was the stereotype and now he is the stereotype but on a whole different. Terrence J was a shocker but a pleasant surprise. He is a good addition and so is Megan Good...girl u the are underrated been rockin wit u since eve's bayou. Oh and lets not forget MICHEAL BEACH (waiting to exhale, soul food...hello people! where are my true african american actor/actresses supporters???) you did great micheal. I love it when you play ruthless. Your story line with malike, and parker is great tv. Melanie and DEwin...yes now! Oh and Tee Tee glad to see you. Where's Dione??? Oh and yes I will have to agree...don't like the brittany would like to see the original brit brat! A special appearance by trey wiggs would be nice too. OH and the kid playing DJ....CUUUUTEEEE! LOVE THE GAME AND I'M SURE I'M THE NUMBER ONE FAN!!!

Don't worry about those negative words bet keep up the good work ( LOVE THE GAME ) stop hating !!!!!!!!!!!!

I am SO HAPPY that The Game came back on!!! I thought the premiere episode of Season 4 was good, but it just seemed like there was so much tension over everybody. It's a comedy!! We need to laugh while we're fussing at the actors and their messed up situations!! I will always love Derwin and Melanie, Tasha and Jason. But Malik needs to get his stuff together and what happened with Jason and Camille? Tasha and Rick Fox? And why is Britney so old???? Either way I am a fan and will continue to watch, but please relieve some of the tension and answer some of the many questions we as fans have!!! :)

 
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