2023 BET Awards Attract 2.8 Million Total Viewers


The annual BET Awards took place on Sunday, June 25th. With a focus on celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop, the 2023 BET Awards captured the attention of nearly 3 million television viewers.


According to a press release from the network, this year’s BET Awards garnered a total of 2.8 million views across nine Paramount channels. Of these, approximately 1.8 million viewers tuned in to watch the ceremony on BET.

“The audiences have spoken: Culture’s Biggest Night is now Hip Hop’s biggest night,” says Connie Orlando, BET EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy.

Orlando adds, “We couldn’t have accomplished this without our incredible production team and the talented group of artists who came together to honor the Hip Hop genre. We are grateful to all the fans of the culture who watched the live broadcast across various platforms, making the 2023 BET Awards another resounding success.”

Rap Stars Like Lil Uzi Vert, Latto, Offset & Quavo Took the Stage at the 2023 BET Awards

The 2023 BET Awards showcased performances by popular artists such as Lil Uzi Vert, Latto, Coco Jones, GloRilla, Ice Spice, and Coi Leray. Migos members Offset and Quavo paid tribute to their late groupmate, Takeoff, with a special performance.

R&B legend Patti Labelle paid tribute to Tina Turner, the iconic musician who passed away on May 24th, with a heartfelt rendition of Turner’s hit song, “The Best.” New York City-born rapper Busta Rhymes was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

In addition, the event featured performances by the Sugarhill Gang, MC Lyte, Big Daddy Kane, Trick Daddy, Trina, Jeezy, T.I., Master P, Erick Sermon, Keith Murray, Redman, Fat Joe, Remy Ma, Fabolous, Styles P, Ja Rule, Swizz Beatz, Kid ‘n Play, Soulja Boy, and many others.

Last year’s simulcast of the 2022 BET Awards attracted 3.2 million viewers. The show was hosted by Oscar-nominated actress Taraji P. Henson and featured performances by Lizzo, Jack Harlow, Brandy, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Joey Bada$$, Roddy Ricch, Latto, Mariah Carey, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Mary J. Blige, Lil Kim, and Jodeci.


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