BET SCORES WITH 3.3 MILLION VIEWERS TUNED IN TO THE PREMIERE OF “GAMES PEOPLE PLAY” SEASON TWO AND THE NEW EPISODES OF TYLER PERRY’S ORIGINAL SCRIPTED SERIES ON OCTOBER 19
New York, NY – October 26, 2021 – BET shoots and scores with the sophomore season of “Games People Play” and its Tuesday night line-up.Based on the popular book by Angela Burt-Murray “Games Divas Play,” “Games People Play” is a sexy, stylized one-hour drama about the L.A. high life, featuring a cast of characters where everyone plays to win. The talented ensemble cast includes Karrueche Tran, Lauren London in a limited role, Sarunas J. Jackson, Karen Obilom, Parker McKenna Posey, Jackie Long, Kendall Kyndall, and Brandi Denise.Executive produced by Tracey Edmonds, "Games People Play" joined BET's winning originals thatinclude "Tyler Perry's House of Payne," "Tyler Perry's Assisted Living," and "Tyler Perry's The Oval." The original programming line-up collectively delivered 3.3 Million Total viewers P2+ during last Tuesday's premieres(L3 simulcast across BET and BET Her on 10/19/21). With the addition of “Games People Play” at #2, BET held the top FOURshows on cable for Black viewers 18-49 (excluding Sports & News), with “The Oval” #1, “Assisted Living” #3, “House of Payne” #4 on Tuesday, October 19. Additionally, all four originals grew their audience by double-digits L+3 vs. their Live + Same Day numbers, +39% (“House of Payne” - Episode #810), +28% (“Assisted Living” - Episode #210), +50% (“The Oval”- Episode #302), and +48% (“Games People Play” – Episode #201).
New Episodes Air Tonight, October 26, 2021:
“TYLER PERRY’S HOUSE OF PAYNE” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8 PM ET/PT
Episode #811, “Bearer of Bad News”– C.J. spends some time with Lisa and thinks she may have a man on the side. Calvin wants his son at his wedding, but Miranda may not be on board. #HouseOfPayne
“TYLER PERRY’S ASSISTED LIVING” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 8:30 PM ET/PT
Episode #211, “Mr. Big Stuffed”– Mr. Brown lets business success go to his head, but he gets taken down a peg when the residents threaten to move out. #AssistedLivingBET
“TYLER PERRY’S THE OVAL” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 9 PM ET/PT
Episode #303, “The Mole” – Victoria receives a phone call from a powerful source which causes her to look at Priscilla differently. Although Victoria’s hate for Priscilla remains, she realizes Priscilla may be more of a formidable match than she thought. #TheOvalonBET
“GAMES PEOPLE PLAY” AIRS TUESDAYS AT 10 PM ET/PT
(From L-R: ‘Nia’ played by Karen Obilom and ‘Erin’ played by Barry Brewer star in season two of “Games People Play”)
Episode #202, “Gone Girl”– Adding to Marques’s downward spiral after the devastating news, the Vipers introduce their new head of marketing, Eden. And Eden comes along with new ideas, including some new teammates who pose a clash of egos. Thankfully, Marques’ father arrives with moral support; Meanwhile, Nia and Eric begin to dive deeper down a dangerous rabbit hole.
“Games People Play” Season Two Premiere Metrics
- Episode #201 premiere telecast (Live + 3): .365 P18-49 rating, 703 K total viewers P2+ (Simulcast across BET and BET Her).*
- Episode #291 grew +48% in Live + 3 (Adults 18-49).*
- “Games People Play” was the #2 show on cable for the Tue night for Black viewers 18-49, 25-54, and P2+.*
- “Games People Play” was the #1 driver of social video views for Dramas across all of TV on 10/19/21 with 326K views.**
Watch, Share, and Post, the first three minutes of “Games People Play” episode #202, featuring Karrueche Tran before it airs on BET:
*Source: Nielsen | “night of” viewer totals calculated by cumulative sum of avg. imps (Live+3, P2+) | Program rankings based on Live+SD avg imps | Excludes Sports and News
**Source: Talkwalker Social Content Ratings, 10/19/21.
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For “Assisted Living” and “House of Payne”:
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