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BET's 'The Game' scores but can't match last year's ratings mark

January 11, 2012 |  2:46 pm

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BET last January was the envy of the TV cable world. The network targeted to African American viewers had nabbed record ratings for the debut of "The Game," the comedy about the women behind the players on a fictional San Diego football team.

The season premiere last year topped 7.7 million viewers, making it the top-rated ad-supported sitcom broadcast in cable history.

"The Game" returned for its second BET season Tuesday, but while it performed impressively, it failed to match that record. The show drew 5.3 million viewers. The viewership was still a boost from the season finale last year, which reached 4.4 million viewers.


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Photo: Cast of "The Game" at Hollywood premiere Jan 11. Credit: Gina Torres