(AllHipHop News) It seems like everyone was talking about Bobby Brown this week. The legendary New Jack Swing singer was the subject of a biographical miniseries on BET, and social media was filled with reactions to the biopic.
There was so much online activity about The Bobby Brown Story that BET was ranked the #1 most social cable primetime network on television for September 4 and 5. Plus, the #BobbyBrownBET Twitter hashtag was a trending topic over both nights for 13 hours in the US.
The Kiel Adrian Scott-directed spectacular brought in 6.6 million total viewers for the premiere telecasts and first encores on BET and BET Her. When just looking at the ratings for BET, the opening night drew 2.2 million total viewers, and 2.4 million total viewers tuned in for the second episode.
"To all the fans that showed The Bobby Brown Story love, thank you!! We were #1 across networks for both nights!! You have made #thebobbybrownstory a huge success! On behalf of the entire cast and crew I thank you!" wrote Scott on Instagram.
Woody McClain returned to take on the role of the Don't Be Cruel album creator. The actor/dancer previously starred as Brown in BET's 2017 ratings hit The New Edition Story.
"S/o to everyone that watched [The Bobby Brown Story] we appreciate you," tweeted McClain. "We laughed, cheered and cried during this movie. But remember someone had to live thru all of this.. Stay close to your love ones and appreciate what you have. Life is short. Thank u [Bobby Brown]."
The Bobby Brown Story also featured Tyler Marcel Williams as young Bobby, Gabrielle Dennis as Whitney Houston, Donshea Hopkins as Bobbi Kristina Brown, Mekhi Phifer as Tommy Brown, and T.K. Carter as Herbert "Pops" Brown. Abdul Williams wrote the script.