‘BET Awards 2014’ Pulls In 7.9 Million Viewers / Outperforms ‘The Golden Globe Awards’

Published: Tuesday 1st Jul 2014 by David


On Sunday evening, the ‘2014 BET Awards‘ kicked off at LA’s ‘Nokia Theatre’ packing appearancrs  by August Alsina, Sevyn Streeter (above) Robin Thicke, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj and ‘Loyal’ singer Chris Brown.

Today, two days later, the show’s ratings have seen it named the highest rated awards ceremony of this season, setting a number of enviable records while doing so.

Good news below…

Drawing in 7.9 million viewers, this year’s award show outperformed efforts made by the ‘Billboard Music Awards’, ‘The Golden Globe Awards’ and the USA‘s ‘World Cup 2014‘ game against Portugal.

Soaring to the top of Sunday night’s Cable ratings, the award show’s parent website ‘BET.com’ also enjoyed substantial gains on the night, with its website enjoying a 49% increase in traffic while its official ‘Facebook’ page enjoying the benefit of 50.5 million impressions!

‘TV By the Numbers’ adds:

The live telecast of “BET Awards” 14 was a worldwide trending topic on Twitter, trending in the United States for the entirety of the show. The high energy show generated the highest tweets per unique author of any special since October 2012 (Nielsen; News/Live).* The BET Awards pre-show red carpet telecast garnered 508,000 tweets. Tweet volume surpassed all other red carpets shows year to date combined, including the GRAMMY Awards and the Academy Awards.

Encore viewings of the show will air on:

  • Monday, June 30 at 7:00 p.m.* (immediately followed by the post-show)
  • Saturday, July 5 at 8:00 p.m.*
  • Thursday, July 10 at 7:00 p.m.*


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  1. Mr.King July 1, 2014

    EBT Awards my azzzzzzz…This should silence the haters. you mad or nah?

    • Mark111 July 1, 2014


  2. Mark111 July 1, 2014

    Look at US! I knew something was up when every outlet were talking about it and people made a big deal on the Nicki winning over Uggly. Funny cause the promo was very low, I didn’t even know about the show it Sunday. Look at us Black people!!!

  3. K July 1, 2014

    It was a wonderful line up, everyone did there thing. the presentation, production and all was on point congratz to them.

  4. Suicide Blonde July 1, 2014


    • Mark111 July 1, 2014

      Shut up racist!

      • Suicide Blonde July 1, 2014

        Did i say something wrong?

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

        Yes..u commented….u bleached blonde bigot. U fooled me once…u wont trick me again. And to think…i was NICE to u and look at yo comment.. u come on here beluttling black people AGAIN!!!

      • Suicide Blonde July 1, 2014

        I was simply surprised by these news like all of your were.

      • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

        😐 ….oh

      • LAZARETTO JACK WHITE July 1, 2014

        Oh My God Live My Suicide Blonde/Onyx/Ma Pierre Noire Alone!!! He’s Not Racist At All He Just A Free Mind B**** Who Really Love All Type Of Music But He’s A Rock’n’rollHead!!!

  5. Jewel July 1, 2014

    Partly due to them playing games with people regarding Beyonce and Jay Z smh

    • Mark111 July 1, 2014

      Or 14 years of this show. Jay and Bey aren’t that powerful, they weren’t there last year and it was still a success. So no. . .

      • LOL July 1, 2014


      • Tyler July 1, 2014

        Girl bye! I was actually at the show. Everybody was anxious for their performance. Hence the reason why BET didn’t tell viewers that they weren’t going to physically be there.

      • DIGGER BEY July 1, 2014

        Lmao @ THE ROYALS aren’t that powerful. KING B alone drew more viewers when she performed at the Billboard awards in 2011. Kii @ everyone turning in after those sluuts pillow fight kii kii

    • Beygency July 1, 2014

      Exactly! They dragged it out to the end of the show for ratings. I’m happy for the success of the show but don’t deny Bey & Jay’s impact

  6. Carmen July 1, 2014

    So now everyones gonna start embracing BET after dissing ot for so long. I always wondered why people called it EBT. Its another testiomony of slave mentality and self hate.

  7. Licorice July 1, 2014

    Only Because they said jayz and Beyoncé was there
    There impact.

    • K July 1, 2014

      Licorice the impact of your delusions.

      • Licorice July 1, 2014

        The impact of you in my mentions.

    • LOL July 1, 2014


      • DIGGER BEY July 1, 2014

        Kii Somebody mad that Caca had to Bow Down to Christina on The Voice and didn’t move the reality show ratings??? Lmfaooooo

  8. MISHKA July 1, 2014

    We got the best entertainers in the world and everybody who disagrees has got to deal.

    That’s our sh–, bow down.

  9. pat July 1, 2014

    they hardly promoted..i started not to even watch…glad i did…good show…r and b ruled…..and if u thought jay and b was gonna be there while they have a stadium tour going on and not one shot pan to them in the audience then i got a 1988 toyota to sale u

  10. MISHKA July 1, 2014

    Btw, looking at Sevyn on this pic, I think they should give her the role of Aaliyah.

    She can dance and she got those subtle vocals, plus she 100% Urb’n B, just like Aaliyah.

    My girl Zendaya didn’t want to jinx her young career, but Sevyn at this point has nothing to lose. It might actually be a game changer for her.

    • Mark111 July 1, 2014

      We need an ACTRESS to play her in a movie that the family supports. It’s more than just looking like her.

      Gotta love Aaliyah’s impact on R&B music tho.

      • MISHKA July 1, 2014

        Just saying! I root for Sevyn a lot.

        Btw in ALL honesty, the Haughtons are getting on my nerves with that Aaliyah movie.

        I’m starting to wonder why anybody should ask them anything at this point. There are several unauthorized biopics out there. They all came and went and nothing happened.

        They are the ones making us believe that there’s more to the story.

      • whut July 1, 2014

        @Mishka It’s their daughter, it’s their call, period end of story. If the so called ‘fans’ can’t accept that, then too bad. Just like you wouldn’t want anyone telling the story of your family without your input, the Haughtons have every right to stop this production.

    • LOL July 1, 2014


  11. Licorice July 1, 2014

    But none of the performers can sale 7mill albums or singles oop

    • Proud-Arianator July 1, 2014

      It’s not like any of Beyonce or Jay Z albums have sold 7 Mill in the states

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      It not like EITHER of yo favs even sell a milli.
      @LiceInMyPussyHairs how many have u sold? And arianna u sluut. Only thing yall MAY B able to sell is sum pusssy to the Tiliban

  12. Skyfall July 1, 2014

    The only artist to sell over 5 millions albums as of lately is Bruno & Taylor Swift.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      Fat biitch!!

    • ATM JAM July 1, 2014

      And Adele.

  13. Skyfall July 1, 2014

    This is AMAZING. Now if only people actually bought these people music except for illegally download them. But then again our new R&B/Urban/HipHop artist suck and their music is whack. The only R&B/Hip Hop artist I Stan for is

    Chris Brown (when he ain’t talking about hos)
    Trey Songz
    Lil Wayne
    Kendrick Lamar
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
    Nicki Minaj
    Jhene Aiko
    Tamar Braxton
    MarianaH Carey

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      Nutra-system for yo rhino rump ass

  14. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 1, 2014

    No Shade but it was ABOUT TIME Bet Awards stepped up their game after all these years. It hasnt been hot since circa 03-07 but Im glad BET AWARDS made a comeback this year. the VMAS/Oscars finally got competition.

    • Carlitos July 1, 2014

      The Oscars have competition? WITH WHO, EBT? LMAO. If anything, The GRAMMYs are closer in ratings than any other award show. The Academy Awards brought in over 43 million viewers this year. NO competition. If anything, the EBT Awards are more in comparison to 106 & Park.

  15. Proud-Arianator July 1, 2014

    I just fell in love with Mack Wilds aka Dixon Wilson and his music his voice is not that wow but he has some talent

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      U prolly gave the head

  16. OMG Logic! July 1, 2014

    This only reenforces the notion that 90% of Americans are stupid and have no taste. Then again no one wanted to see Tina Fey’s sleepworthy Golden Globes this year. Bring back Ricky Gervais and watch the ratings soar.

    As for soccer, if Americans would rather watch obese men crash into each other where each play lasts all of 10 seconds max, more power to them. I’ll stick to watching a game with real athletes.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      U left out a few KE6 word in yo screen name. I should read, ‘OMG I HAVE ‘NO’ LOGIC’. U stoopud h**

  17. Diabetes UNBOTHERED July 1, 2014

    The BET awards does have somewhat of an advantage cuz they promote it like crazy months b4. & announcing J&B was performing got me to watch the whole thing. Didnt watch much last year aside from chris brown.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      They did NOT heavily promote. How bout u let ur name get the best of u

  18. SMH July 1, 2014

    Meh, the show was still tired and boring. Only good performances were Usher and J-Hud. Everyone else sucked balls. Just because a show has high ratings doesn’t mean its good. It just means that there wasn’t anything else on TV to watch.

    • truth (The PinkShit will.surely FLOP!! Just like PissAndFLOPtion honey) July 1, 2014

      Biitch get off this post b4 i drag yo ass

  19. IStanForYourFav July 1, 2014

    That’s great for them. I liked most if the performancs. John Legwnd is just so talented. He needs to do acting.

  20. coolness July 1, 2014

    Nice! I watched the show and I enjoyed the host, Chris Rock and the majority of the performances. To me the BET awards were at it’s absolute prime from 2003 – 2007 (add 2008 if you really want to stretch) as they’ve actually gone rather downhill due to certain acts of messiness. However, I will say that based on performance ability, the show actually delivers much more than the VMA’s and The BBMA’s. I would like for them to step up their production and include fresher acts in Urban music. All in all, I’m proud of my people for this accomplishment. You know, I really wish more Black people showed support for the BET awards because the other more mainstream award shows pay majority of our Black acts dust.

  21. There once was a pimp and his h**…. July 1, 2014

    Congrats to BET but this was the worst show they had in years. Chris Rock as a host was down right horrible. I have never hated a host so bad that I had to keep changing the channel till another performance came up. None of his jokes were funny; all his jokes made me want to do is throw s*** at his face for being so repetitive and stale. The music was too loud during majority of the performances expect for those who played their own instruments. Lil Wayne forever bores me with his general lack of talent and smoker vocals. August is already becoming a struggle like Chris Brown. Jennifer looked like she tried to hard to be s*** and her gospel voice once again did fit with the sound/music she likes to perform. Trey songz needs to go take his stripper songs and disappear from the music industry all together. Nicki Minaj was just a mess, there’s nothing more to it. Iggy still has no stage presence and her songs are always wack as f***. Also, most people saw what BET was trying to do with Jay-Z and Beyonce so that wasn’t very clever.

    The only performances that were decent/tolerable was from Lionel, John Legend, Usher and the BET experience winners. Even though Lionel’s was short, it was still alright. John Legend was great up until that non singer Jhene came on and ruined it. She was so bad that John had finish her song for her. Even though Usher’s was kind of stale, it was still entertaining. Lastly, no one appreciated BET cutting of the BET experience winners. Those winners were a thousand times better than most of the mainstream performers that performed with the exception of Lionel, John Legend, and Usher; so I don’t why BET had the never to cut of their wonderful performances.

    Overall, the show was a big mess.

    • There once was a pimp and his h**…. July 1, 2014

      *cut off their

  22. DIGGER BEY July 1, 2014

    Congrats BET! They have been slayyying everyone else in performances. Even when their performances wasn’t that good. That’s shows u these other awards shows are struggling. Kii They think if they get a Justin or Katy, due to high chart positions, its high ratings. People want singers and performers, not ametuar biitches. And I call spade a spade!!! BET said, KING B & KING J were hitting the stage. That’s why they saved THE ROYALS last kii kii

    • fatusankoh July 1, 2014

      You are so right Digger Bey I watch to the end so I can see bey and jay perform

  23. LAZARETTO JACK WHITE July 1, 2014

    I Don’t Understand Why You People Hate@Suicide Blonde So Much! The B**** Has More Love For Rihanna Than Gaga, Taylor, Katy Perry, Iggy, Rita… And You Guys Still Calling Him Racist Because He Didn’t He Doesn’t Share Your Point Of Greatness?!!?

    Please Be More Open!

    S.N Sorry For My Shity English I Speak Most French!!!!

  24. Carlitos July 1, 2014

    DEAD @ those who are comparing the EBT Awards to the Oscars. The Academy Awards pulled in over 43 million viewers this year, the highest in almost 14 years. Also, these numbers may be accurate for the EBT Awards; however, they did not outperform the Golden Globes. The Golden Globes brought in over 20 million, the highest in 10 years. So, I’m not too sure where TGJ pulled these numbers out for the comparison to the Globes, but they are most definitely misinformed. Sorry, y’all, but you got worked up for no reason. LMAO.

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