BET’S “BEING MARY JANE” SEASON 3 PREMIERE STARRING GABRIELLE UNION DELIVERED 2.2 MILLION VIEWERS AND LOTS OF DRAMA FOR THE NIGHT!

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LOS ANGELES, CA – BET Networks’ hit original drama "BEING MARY JANE" starring Gabrielle Union captivated audiences drawing in over 2.2 million viewers during its season 3  premiere on Tuesday, October 20.  The special two hour premiere (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) generated 1.2 million viewers in the 18-49 demo making it cable’s #1 scripted telecast this season among adults 18-49 on Tuesday nights.  In addition, it is also the #1 non-sports telecast on cable among adults 18-49 on its premiere night.

On the digital front, the season 3 premiere of "BEING MARY JANE"  was the #1 Most Social Program on Television on October 20 among the new/live non-sports, primetime shows.  Tuesday’s premiere garnered a total of 226,000 tweets by 2.2 million unique authors and generated 13.5 million impressions (source: Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings from SocialGuide).  Hours ahead of its debut, "BEING MARY JANE" started trending on Facebook at 5:30pm ET, three and a half hours before its premiere at 9 p.m. ET.   Buzz about the show also trended #1 on Instagram during its premiere airing.

Additionally, traffic to the “Being Mary Jane” show page on BET.com increased 90% for season 3 (vs. Season 2).  Views of “Being Mary Jane” on the BET Now app increased by 130% for the new season. (Data pulled from Oct. 18-20, 2015)

"BEING MARY JANE" is created and executive produced by Mara Brock Akil (creator of GIRLFRIENDS and THE GAME; Writer of SPARKLE); executive produced and directed by Salim Akil (Executive Producer of SPARKLE; Director of JUMPING THE BROOM).  Union is accompanied by veteran actors Richard Roundtree and Margaret Avery and a stellar cast that includes Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron D. Spears, Latarsha Rose and Stephen Bishop.  New episodes of “Being Mary Jane” will air on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on BET Networks.

*Hhlds, P2+, P18-49, W18-49

** Among New/Live Non-Sports Program

Source: BET Corporate Research via The Nielsen Company │LIVE + SAME DAY DATA

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