“Being Mary Jane” Attracts Over Five Million Viewers For Series Premiere

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The first original scripted drama series for BET Networks “Being Mary Jane” starring Gabrielle Union is now the NO. 1 original drama series debut on all cable for the 2013-2014 season among Adults 18-49 & Women 18-49. The premiere airing drew in 3.3 Million total viewers Tuesday night, January 7.  It was followed by an encore performance which also brought in 1.8 Million total viewers

The initial airing of “Being Mary Jane” left a lasting impression on social media.  The official hashtag #beingmaryjane trended No. 1 in the U.S. and worldwide during the premiere telecast.  Following the premiere, Instagram saw nearly 20,000 posts with the official hashtag #beingmaryjane.  The “Being Mary Jane” Facebook page reached over the 555,000 mark.

The show will have an eight episode season but was green-lit for a second season late last year before the first episode ever aired.

Congrats Gabby!

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