Mother of two, wife of one, and legendary singer Mariah Carey was honored at the B.E.T Honors this year, the ceremony was a celebration of African-Americans of excellence in the categories of musical arts, media, literary arts, service, education and entertainment!
The fifth annual BET HONORS telecast was the highest rated and most watched in its franchise history on BET. According to the Nielsen Company:
“The Monday February 13 9:00 p.m.* premiere telecast drew in 2.6 million viewers and it garnered a 2.2 coverage rating among 2 million households.Additionally, the premiere telecast is now the #1 awards show on cable this year among adults and enjoyed double and triple-digit gains compared to all prior BET HONORS premieres”.
The line up included: Acclaimed actress(they tried that) Gabrielle Union who hosted the show for a fourth year, honoring renowned poet/author Maya Angelou (Literary Arts), internationally acclaimed musician Stevie Wonder (Musical Arts), Grammy-Award winning songstress Mariah Carey (Entertainer), influential filmmaker Spike Lee (Media), the heroic Tuskegee Airmen (Service) and inspirational coach and mentor Beverly Kearney (Education).
The BET HONORS also included performances by Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Cicely Tyson, Common, Jennifer Hudson and Kelly Rowland with appearances by First Lady Michelle Obama, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Willow Smith, Jill Scott and John Singleton.
According to Trendrr.tv :
“On the digital side, nearly 200,000 tweets were posted during the telecast, peaking at 2500 tweets-per-minute during the Mariah Carey and Michelle Obama moments. Throughout the telecast, more than 20 separate topics trended on Twitter referential to BET HONORS and it was the 3rd most social program on television”.
In other words Twitter Traffic peaked during the Mariah Carey and First Lady Michelle Obama moments! Therefore undeniably Mariah Carey was the star of the show making BET HONORS the #1 Awards Show On Cable In 2012 in terms of views and traffic!
I hope Mariah made a cute coin from this(not that she needs it with her fourteenth album on it’s way ) #imjustsaying! - for Nick and ‘dem babies’.
Did you enjoy viewing the BET Honors 2012 ceremony?