Wednesday, August 20, 2008

106 and Park Celebrates 2000 episodes

BET's 106 & Park celebrated its 2,000th episode. Guests included Jennifer Hudson who also performed, T.I., LL Cool J and Keyshia Cole (see photos under star events).


"It's for all youth, not just urban youth," says Stephen Hill, BET's executive vice president of music, programming and talent. The show is introducing an online social community, 106 & Park Connect, that will make the already interactive show more accessible.

Hill says he still has the celebratory Champagne bottle from July 2001, when the show's weekly average viewership surpassed that of MTV's Total Request Live. Now, 106 & Park's 6 p.m. airing averages 575,000 viewers, compared with 300,000 for TRL at 3:30.

The show's highest ratings came after Aaliyah died in a plane crash in 2001. "That show wasn't about celebrity (guests)," Hill says. "It was a memorial service for fans."

7 comments:

Marcus said...

2,000. Thats great!

Anonymous said...

this show is lame

Anonymous said...

Agreed. It is lame now....it was better a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

WACK

Anonymous said...

I feel awful for Rocsi about the Lisaray situation. Everyone cheats at one point or another. It only looks really bad because Lisaray is loved and the whole world knows about the affair. I am not going to pass judgement, with time this too will pass. I think Lisaray and Mike were a great couple, however their marriage was over long before Rocsi came along. He has cheated with several women, none of them know and thats the reason a big deal was not made about them. Rocsi is know...and now hated.

Anonymous said...

I feel awful for Rocsi about the Lisaray situation. Everyone cheats at one point or another. It only looks really bad because Lisaray is loved and the whole world knows about the affair. I am not going to pass judgement, with time this too will pass. I think Lisaray and Mike were a great couple, however their marriage was over long before Rocsi came along. He has cheated with several women, none of them known and thats the reason a big deal was not made about them. Rocsi is known...and now hated.

Shelly said...

106 is better than TRL! Thats atleast good, I don't watch either of them.