Thursday, March 28, 2013

BET Caught Lying About The Game Ratings


The new season of the The Game premiered on Tuesday to decent ratings so why was BET on Twitter lying about the numbers..?

Cast members from The Game as well as the show's official Twitter page Tweeted that 4 million viewers tuned in to watch the season premier, despite the departure of fan favorites Derwin and Melanie played by Pooch Hall and Tia Mowry.

Yeah well according to the Neilson ratings The Game pulled in 2.54 million viewers, which isn't bad but it certainly isn't 4 milllon.


38 comments:

Reds4real2006 said...

BET is a joke.

An embarrassment to Black Folks and to think BET was decent back in the days (90's)

What the heck happened to BET now?

Anonymous said...

Lol I don't even want to begin on how terrible that Network has become. Aaron McGruder got it right.

Anonymous said...

(Mara Brok Akil)
"And thank you to the Academy for nominating us for this honorable award and I would like to thank my..."
*vinyl record scratches*
(REALITY calls to chime in)
Umm Mara, the Academy only nominates movies. Not shows..
(Mara Brok Akil)
Oh? Well thank you NAACP for this prestigious honor!
(Reality calls again)
Umm...Mara? They said this show was to ratchet for their type of award show and plus the ballet clearly says BET awards...stop trying to icing over the truth ok Hun?
(mara Brok Akil)
Oh hell well if this is all my show is worth for then I don't want it...
(Mara chucks back bet award and exits stage left while having SEVERAL seats in the audience)

Anonymous said...

That tag line is disrespectful by ALL counts! Players come and go but the game still goes on? Puhleaseeeee....this show has been shot to shit since it left UPN. Don't forget who made y'all who you are...if it wasn't for the storyline of Melanie and Derwin this show would have been tanked a long time ago!! I don't watch it now but if I did it would clearly be for Brandys 2 cents in this because Lauren London as a replacement? Ha! Ms Piggy is more a real actress then her!

Nicole in San Diego said...

Tia Mowry is cool in person. Met her at LAX a while back. BETrash is bogus.

Nicole in San Diego said...

@1:14, You're right. That tag line was very disrespectful.

Anonymous said...

This is what you get for stealing show concepts from struggling black female writers anyway.

Bee Gee said...

People still watchin' this shit?

Anonymous said...

Nobody stole anything from a struggling black female writer. This show is a loose remake of a UK show called Footballers wives, which is actually soccer over there. Ideas don't get stolen very often on Hollywood, no need. Everything that ever has or will be on tv has already been pitched before. These lawsuits is why studios and production companies don't take unsolicited material.

Anonymous said...

co-sign @1:29PM

Anonymous said...

@1:33pm

Good comment. Hollywood is so not creative. Just look at the recent movies, everything is a remake or a re-release in 3D. Where is the creativity?

Nothing is new under the sun, everything that is done has already been done.

Anonymous said...

This show was never ever good IMO. TV as a whole suck.

nba is fixed said...

White owned BET screwed this show up! The boules who run this joke of a network have destroyed something that took Robert Johnson so long to create. I never thought I would say it but TV-One is better!

Anonymous said...

Damn the Game and it's transition to slutty girl and wanna be pimps and loud hoodrat mothers (Tasha Mack)
They lost me when they decided Med-School needed to be so heartbroken over Derwin that she need to turn to random, sloppy sex for comfort. Why she couldn't turn to food and just get fat? Why she couldn't just turn to her damn career and become the best damn female doctor she could be? Why she had to become sad and horny?
Damn the Game for making Tasha Mack extra ghetto, Med-School extra pathetic over a cheating man, Derwin cheating with somebody ugly, Light-Skin being so cheap and so rude, Malik being so slutty and cocky and his assistant being a awful skinny actor, Damn it all

Anonymous said...

BLACK EVIL TELEVISION!!! (BET) is Satan's crafty minion!!!! Tryin' to take all OUR souls to hell!

Bee Gee said...

@ 3:20pm - Speak

Anonymous said...

Is Lauren London's son really by lil roach?

Anonymous said...

^^^^^ YEP!!

Anonymous said...

3:20 said a mouthful. I hope yall listening.....

I thought it was just me.. .but Tasha IS extra ghetto. She was ghetto before, but DAYUM!!!! I can barely stomach her. I started watching, but fell asleep. I don't think I'll be watching this season or any other. I think my brain needs something else.

Anonymous said...

Don't get it confused. 2.5 million people tuned in to see Derwin's exit. Expect the crowd to dwindle.

Anonymous said...

I agree 4:46 and it was the best acting in the entire episode and the only time I felt something besides annoyance! Just horrible writing and most of all acting I just shook my head I really struggled to make it through so I know I won't be back next week

Anonymous said...

BET is owned by Viacom... The same folks that own vh1 and MTV and logo tv etc...

Erin Strange said...

The new Game is awful. Hood, ghetto, tacky are words that come to mind. When this show first came on it was good. I like it. It didn't take long for it to start tricking. What was a nice little comedy is now a dark, seedy, fake-fabulous show that keeps adding people and stories that just get worse and worse. Lauren London and Ciara? Both acting like groupies and serve no purpose. They add no personality to the show. Tasha is just Tasha. Too loud, and to much overall. Sad thing is I will watch it. Sort of like that train wreck when there is nothing else on. And the show that comes on after The Game is whack too.

Anonymous said...

I bet if those two got a show to star in of there own it would pull great ratings,cw needs to step up and grab them there writers were better anyway

Anonymous said...

@1:14

How is the tag disrespectful? Seriously asking.

@1:44

I heard that there's a large vault somewhere in hollyweird where tons of unique, original, fresh and creative scripts are bought, copywritten by the big wigs at paramount, columbia, time warner, etc., and locked inside to never be seen.

Anonymous said...

@1:33 Sure Mara. Well if you tried to remake that show you did a poor job because that show was actually good.

MizIron Box said...

@1:33PM---I loved Footballers Wives on The BBC!!! It had this Game crap on BET beat. Wish they would bring that show back to The U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

I want Tasha Mack to invoke the spirit of Principal Grier and stop acting so extra. The Game lost me the season they had her running behind Rick Foxx with his grizzly looking self. And speaking of The Braxton's, are they competing with The Jackson's for who can have the most cosmeticfacial restructuring???

nba is fixed said...

BET, Essence Magazine, I hope John Johnson doesn't sell Ebony Magazine.

Anonymous said...

I agree @ 4:46!

Anonymous said...

@1:33 and MizIron I have another football show that I wouldn't mind seeing again. Have ya'll heard of "Playmakers" ? That was ESPN's show about pro football. It wasn't comedy but it so real that the NFL made ESPN pull the shit! Miss that show.

Anonymous said...

I don't like this show. It's a cesspool of ghetto slutty women and men screwing, partying, drinking and backstabbing each other. It mirrors the life of a real black athlete. Shameful!

zeeedeee said...

This show is funny if nothing...the storylines r typical but it seems to reflect the truth about what goes on off the field....almost all the characters r cliche and over the top but the exaggeration is what cracks me up.....its entertaimnent.....im watchin!

Anonymous said...

@ 2:49 nba is fixed said...
White owned BET screwed this show up! The boules who run this joke of a network have destroyed something that took Robert Johnson so long to create. I never thought I would say it but TV-One is better!

Robert Johnson did not give a damn about BET if he did he would not have sold it into to hands of white people. The black CEOs and etc of BET are just figureheads...they have no real power or control.

When Bob was still owner of BET he did not do shit. Just about all of the $$$ that were generated went right into his pockets....he did not re-invest the $$$ back into the network.

Any scripted shows that aired on BET under Bob where purchased old reruns from other networks. BET should be decades ahead of where it is now considering it began in the 80's. BET should be a powerhouse network by now...not a joke.

Bob Johnson became a Billionaire off of BET when he sold it to Viacom for 3 Billion dollars ...essentiallty kicking it to the curb like an old rusty can (Bob owned about 60% of BET at the time of the sale so he got 60% of the 3 Billion dollar payment).

Anonymous said...

Hey Snitch why did you overlook the upcoming Broadway Motown Musical and showcase this trashy The Game TV show? Let me guess. It's too decent and has a lot of substance, right?

Anonymous said...

Bet is def trying to reinvent the wheel in the two new characters. I love them. But has anyone noticed that they are Melanie and Derwin switched. Melanie was high class good family etc. Derwin was church going morally strong character. The roles have been switched with Blue and Keira. Keira is the morally respectable , Blue the high class, good education etc . People love a compelling love story and they keep trying with different characters. That Tasha wheeew Chile .... Too much for T.V. BET needs help and a bit more creativity

DaCake Lady said...

They need to take Tasha Mack and her trifling son off while they are taking the wrong characters off......just saying

Anonymous said...

Its still a good show not that good without tia mowry and pooch hall

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