BET Hip Hop Awards Score Record Ratings

The annual awards ceremony was watched by more than 4 million viewers, lifting new comedy "Reed Between the Lines."
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The BET Hip Hop Awards hit a ratings milestone for the network, pulling in 4.1 million viewers Tuesday night for the award ceremony’s most-watched telecast since it bowed in 2006.

Chris Brown took home four trophies at the annual show, which was taped Oct. 1 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center. The night’s other big winners were Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa.

The strong lead-in helped new comedy Reed Between the Lines. The Tracee Ellis Ross and Malcolm-Jamal Warner family sitcom pulled in 3.3 million viewers for its premiere episode at 10 p.m. and 2.9 million for a second episode at 10:30 p.m. 

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