4:20pm PT by Kate Stanhope
TV Ratings: BET Awards Dip to 6.5 Million Viewers
Sunday's BET Awards were down slightly, but the telecast still ranks as cable's top awards show of 2015 in total viewers and adults 18-49.
The ceremony, which aired simultaneously on BET and Centric, pulled in 6.5 million viewers, a slight drop from the 7.9 million viewers that tuned in in 2014.
The BET Awards now holds the title of most social cable special of 2015 thus far.
Beyonce was the top winner of the night at the ceremony, which was broadcast from L.A. Live. Other big names included appearances from the cast of Empire, the Bad Boy anniversary reunion and Janet Jackson, who received the inaugural Ultimate Icon award.