Sunday’s BET Awards, featuring Chris Brown’s infamous breakdown, pulled in 7.6 million viewers nationally, easily the top cable show of the week. It was also the top program in Atlanta, where it drew 364,000 viewers.
That is down from a record 10.7 million a year ago a few days after Michael Jackson’s unforeseen death but still by far the biggest audience BET will likely get this year.
- ABC’s “Wipeout” continues to be a serious guilty pleasure, coming in No. 2 locally and No. 3 nationally.
- TNT’s “Hawthorne” opened June 22 at 3.4 million, down from its series debut a year ago of 3.8 million but typical of its performance season one overall. Locally, it ranked 17th with 168,000 viewers.
-TNT’s new show “Memphis Beat” opened at a promising 4.3 million after “Hawthorne.” Locally, it brought in 153,000.
-The U.S./Algeria World Cup game June 23 drew 5.3 million on ESPN, which is about 5.2 million more than will watch a non World Cup soccer game. This was the game that got the