The Feb. 2 premiere episode of Black Entertainment Television's original reality series The Michael Vick Project drew 1.6 million viewers, according to BET officials.
An encore presentation of the docu-series series, which follows the NFL star's return to football after a two-year prison sentence stemming from his association with a dog fighting ring, drew an additional 1.15 million viewers, bringing the final audience score to 2.8 million watchers.
The Michael Vick Project stands as the number one BET original series telecast of 2010. The premiere episode also posted double-digit time slot gains of 46% versus last year as well as a 33% increase versus BET's Tuesday season-to-date average through last Tuesday, said the network.
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