The BET Awards drew some 4.3 million viewers across eight Viacom networks to its June 24 broadcast, landing the No. 1 cable awards show spot for the fourth consecutive year. Held in downtown Los Angeles, the show featured performances by Nicki Minaj, Jay Rock, Janelle Monae and Meek Mill with Miguel. During the broadcast, dominating Twitter with 9 out of the top 10 trending topics. Social media engagement peaked during Meek Mill’s performance of Woke.
The 18th edition of the BET Awards followed the annual weekend-long BET Experience, which brought together artists, sports stars, industry professionals and fans to events all over the city. But with the network’s contract with AEG, which owns and operates the Microsoft as well as Staples Center, up this year, what does that mean for future BET Awards?
BET and AEG executives are reviewing the 2018 BET Experience weekend and will begin discussing a contract extension for the 2019 event in the near future,” says a rep for the network in a statement.