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BET Celebration Of Gospel 2014 - TV
By Rych McCain International/Nationally Syndicated Entertainment Columnist
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BET’s 14th Celebration of Gospel
Is TV’s Top Praise Special Again!
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It was that time of year and once again when the Orpheum Theater in downtown Los Angeles was transformed into praise central with the biggest superstars in gospel music with BET’s 14th Annual CELEBRATION Of GOSPEL. Comic, radio and TV personality Steve Harvey ended his 13 year reign as the annual host since the show’s beginning. His successor was Oscar® nominated actress Taraji P. Henson whose gorgeous, sexy looks and camera charm brought a pleasing change of scenery to the show considering that Harvey is an extremely tough act to follow.
The premiere broadcast on Sunday, April 6, 2014 broke and set several ratings records. According to the Nielsen Company, "Celebration Of Gospel" 2014 holds the #1 spot in COG franchise history among Households and was seen by an average of 2.6 million total viewers. All key demos were up double-digits vs. COG 13 led by target demos Adults 18-49 (+48%) and Adults 18-34 (+64%). "Celebration Of Gospel" remains the #1 gospel/religious telecast on TV for 14 consecutive years, #1 Sunday Special on Cable in 2014 among Adults 18-49 and last night’s premiere was the #1 Sunday BET telecast for 2014 to date among Adults 18-49.
|Bishop Dr. Rance Allen|
|Charlie Wilson & choir|
|Ty Tribbett & Donnie McClurkin|
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