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Tuesday’s premiere episode of BET’s The New Edition Story belted out 4.2 million viewers, the network said Wednesday.
The first episode of the three-part series, which follows the lives of 1980s R&B group New Edition, was the most watched premiere for a BET original series since the 2012 season premiere of The Game, which drew 5.3 million viewers, according to BET.
The New Edition Story also averaged 2.5 million adults 18-49 in its premiere. Including a simulcast on Centric, the episode drew 4.4 million viewers and 2.6 million viewers in the 18-49 demo, said the network.
Part two of the series premieres tonight, with the finale airing on Thursday night, according to the network.
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