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2017 BET Awards - Show

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Not even all of the controversy surrounding this year’s BET awards and performances from artists like Chris Brown, Future, Trey Songz and others was enough to bring in good ratings for this year’s show.

Over the last ten years the show was able to bring in no less than 7 million viewers but this year’s show wasn’t as successful. The show was hosted by comedian Leslie Jones. Ratings of the show were down about 19 percent from last year. This year’s episode was simulcast live across 9 Viacom networks including MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, Centric and others.

Check out how this year’s show ranked amongst the shows from the last ten years.

BET Awards Ratings

2008: 5.8 million

2009: 10.6 million

2010: 7.4 million

2011: 7.7 million

2012: 7.4 million

2013: 7.8 million

2014: 7.9 million

2015: 7.5 million

2016: 7.2 million

2017: 5.8 million