Kevin Hart’s ‘Real Husbands of Hollywood’ Tops Tuesday Cable Ratings

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Photo Credit: BET

Photo Credit: BET

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

BET hasn’t had an easy journey to fixing its reputation that has been closely associated with tacky programming for African Americans. The network has been heavily criticized for showing ratchet videos that degrade black women, stereotypical movies and shows, and has also come under fire for removing quality programming like Teen Summit at a time when the black youth needed the outlet and dialogue the show was known for providing viewers for years. As a result, the network promised to revamp their programming, and offer a more balanced selection of shows for its viewers. It’s been a long road, but one of the most recent successes of the network was their decision to bring back popular sitcom The Game at the demand of fans of the show.

One of the newer shows the network is banking on is Kevin Hart’s Real Husbands of Hollywood. The show started off mainly as a spoof that aired during the 2011 awards show, but after people showed such a huge interest in it, the network moved forward in creating an actual show.

The premise of the show is that it was meant to be a parody of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and poke fun at the over top drama of today’s biggest reality shows.

The show premiered Tuesday, and according to reports, it put BET on top for Tuesday Cable Ratings.

Here’s the report from The Hollywood Reporter:

Real Husbands of Hollywood, Kevin Hart’s lampooning of the Real Housewives franchise, pulled 4.1 million viewers in its inaugural 10 p.m. outing. The series beat all cable and network broadcasts in the adults 18-49 demo with a 2.1 rating.
Its 11 p.m. encore also ranked in cable’s top 10 for the night, bringing in an additional 2.3 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49.

Second Generation Wayans, the night’s other debut, was in a close second in cable viewership and its demo score. The 10:30 p.m. episode pulled 3.5 million viewers and a 1.7 rating with 18-49-ers. Its 11:30 p.m. encore raked in an additional 1.4 million and a 0.6 adults rating.

Real Husbands now stands as the No. 1 new cable sitcom of the season in viewers and the demo. In adults 18-34, it’s the third best launch of all time — behind BET’s launch of The Game and the premiere of Let’s Stay Together.


Congrats to Kevin Hart.

Did you catch the premiere of Real Husbands of Hollywood? What did you think of the show. Let us know in the comment section below.


  1. V

    January 17, 2013 at 10:22 am

    It wasnt that good to me, I didnt scratch it out just figured I’d have to give it another shot!

  2. Barbee

    January 17, 2013 at 10:23 am

    It wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be, but I enjoyed it. I’ll keep watching.

  3. Debra

    January 17, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I liked it. I’ll keep supporting Kevin.

  4. Ratchet Queen

    January 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    I honestly didn’t think it was funny but because it’s Kevin Hart, I know it has the potential to get funny. So I’ll tune in next week.

  5. Ha

    January 17, 2013 at 10:25 am

    It was terrible. I hope Kevin doesn’t ruin his career with the sh-t.

    • Rachel

      January 17, 2013 at 10:33 am


  6. 404

    January 17, 2013 at 10:26 am

    The only funny parts were all of the scenes with Nick Cannon and when Kevin did the crip walk. That’s it. But I will keep watching.

  7. Queen

    January 17, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I laughed the entire time. Love it! I’m so glad BET is stepping up and getting the network back on track.

  8. O-La

    January 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Aww I’m happy for Kevin! I liked it and I will keep watching! We need to support our positive and non ratchet black shows!

  9. Gia

    January 17, 2013 at 10:29 am

    It was meh, but I like Kevin so I will give it another chance next week.


    January 17, 2013 at 10:31 am

    It was corny.

  11. Rachel

    January 17, 2013 at 10:32 am

    I never thought Kevin Hart was funny and i think he’s overrated. The show sucked terribly. I won’t be watching next week. lol

  12. Cherrypie

    January 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I thought some parts were a little extra, but I found it funny enough to watch again next week

  13. Drea

    January 17, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I like it. And of course I loved every scene with Nelly in it! And I laughed a lot when Kevin did his “crip” walk on Robin Thick! I’ll keep watching.

  14. CalypsoCandy

    January 17, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    It had its funny moments and I’m defiantly going to support the show.

  15. Christa

    January 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    i could cry! that’s how bad it was :(

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