BET scripted series Being Mary Jane ended its third season on a high note, generating 1.7 million viewers for its Dec. 15 finale.
The season three finale of the series, which stars Gabrielle Union, also drew 860,000 viewers in the 18-49 demo, making it Tuesday night’s top cable drama series among both adults 18-49 ad women 18-49 for the season, said network officials. Being Mary Jane also finished as the top scripted cable series among Black viewers 18-49 for three seasons running, according to BET.
On a Nielsen Live +3 ratings basis, Being Mary Jane averaged 2.54 million viewers through its first nine episodes, a lift of 55% over its Live+same day rating, according to BET.
BET has yet to announce a fourth season for Being Mary Jane, which also stars Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery, Lisa Vidal, Richard Brooks, Raven Goodwin, B.J. Britt, Aaron D. Spears, Latarsha Rose and Stephen Bishop.
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