Preliminary overnight ratings for Brandy’s new comedy Zoe Ever After are looking pretty good. The BET original series pulled in just over a million viewers and garnered a 1.0 in demo. Those numbers would ordinarily render a network show dead on arrival, but in cable land, especially BET, those numbers are actually worth celebrating.
It should also be noted that BET made the first episode of Zoe Ever After available for viewing online just days before its premiere. I wondered why the network would do that, as most likely it would affect the show’s premiere numbers. But based on what it takes to be renewed on BET, I can only assume they knew what they were doing.
I’m sure when final number are released BET will include the online streams. Either way, I’m happy for Brandy. Most people via Twitter seem to enjoy the show. It’s probably already a shoe-in for a second season.
And in another bit of Brandy news, the singer released a new single, Beggin & Pleadin, after Zoe Ever After wrapped up last night. The bluesy jazz number was an instant hit with fans, garnering over a 100,000 streams so far via the singer’s Sound Cloud page. If you haven’t heard the tune so far, you can give it a listen below. And if you missed Zoe Ever After, you can click here to view it. BET will also be running it again later tonight and throughout the week and weekend.