Janet Jackson at the BET Awards
Some recent ratings highlights:
• The Friday premiere of the Disney Channel's Princess Protection Program movie, starring Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, delivered 8.5 million total viewers, becoming cable's top-rated scripted program of the year-to-date. In its time slot, it bested all comers and nearly doubled runner-up NBC's audience (4.6 mil). Princess is Disney's No. 3 original movie of all time, trailing only High School Musical 2 and Camp Rock.
• On Saturday, Kings (1.54 mil, -400K) and Harper's Island (3.54 mil, -240K) both dipped, while Eli Stone (2.7 mil) gained 200 thou.
• On Sunday, the BET Awards — reformatted to serve as an all-star tribute to the late Michael Jackson — saw a ...
BET Awards '09
8 pm/ET BET
Relentless multitasker Jamie Foxx takes on emcee duties for tonight's awards, which honor musicians, entertainers and athletes. The O'Jays are this year's Lifetime Achievement Award recipients, and Alicia Keys and Wyclef Jean receive the Humanitarian Award. The night, of course, is chock-full of music performances, including the highly anticipated return of Maxwell, who has emerged from a lengthy stay out of the spotlight. Kanye West, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ne-Yo and many others are also scheduled to perform.
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