BET’s ‘The Quad’ Season 2 Debuts To Series Ratings Low

Published: Friday 26th Jan 2018 by Rashad


Lauded for its unique and suspenseful take on the happenings behind the scenes at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), BET’s primetime drama ‘The Quad’ – led by Tony Award-winning/Grammy-nominated actress Anika Noni Rose – burst onto the scene last year a winner among critics and fans.

Debuting with a 2-hour pilot, a la BET’s other hit drama, ‘Being Mary Jane,’ the response to the film was clear indication viewers wanted to know more about the show’s well-developed characters.  Once season 1 wrapped in March 2017, there was little buzz surrounding the show until late last year when promo began to circulate around its season 2 return.

That return, January 23rd at 10/9c, may have had Twitter ticking, but official ratings reflect anything but excitement.  Seeing a significant dip in viewership (compared to that of most episodes in season 1), tuck in below to see just how many people tuned in:

Season 2 Premiere Viewership:  571,000


Via SBD:

The numbers above pale in comparison to the show’s season 1 premiere which pulled in over 800,000 viewers, while its season 1 finale pulled in over 860,000.

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  1. Olusheyi January 27, 2018


  2. Casual-T January 27, 2018

    I could have sworn i saw an ad a few weeks ago that said the show would be back around the beginning of March. I think a lot of people didn’t know the show was back, AND this show aired in the 10 p.m. slot. Maybe DVR viewing will boost the numbers.

    HBCU Nation: Rise up! We got to save this show and let the world know that HBCUs matter.

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