BET Networks

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No. of subscribers: 84 million

Network topper: Debra Lee

Programming topper: Reginald Hudlin

Top originals: Lil’ Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, American Gangster, College Hill 4, Keyisha Cole

Upcoming originals: Baldwin Hills (series), Ballers (series), Wifey (series), Iron Ring (series)

The skinny: BET enjoyed its most-watched year to date in 2006, with “Keyshia Cole” the top new cable reality series of the year among black households and the “BET Awards 2006” the top-rated kudocast on all of cable, drawing 6.6 million viewers in June. Although musicvideos will continue to be a part of BET, the net seeks to become more balanced, with parent company Viacom planning to increase its budget for original programming by as much as 50% this year.

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