BET’s latest reality show ‘The Sheards’ scores high with viewers

The hour-long series follows the quartet as they navigate family, friends, and faith in a secular world.

The new docu-drama which premiered April 7 was viewed by 1.2 million viewers and garnered a 1.0 coverage rating, according to  the Nielsen Company,  and profiles the mega-popular Detroit based gospel super star family.

Gospel icon Karen Clark Sheard, part of the legendary Clark Sisters, her husband Bishop J. Drew, a mega church pastor in the Motor City, and their children, Stellar Award winner and Grammy-nominated gospel songstress Kierra Sheard and producer J. Drew Sheard,  all star in the hour long series.

Told through the eyes of Kierra and J. Drew, fans follow the family as they navigate family, friends, and faith in a secular world.

“The Sheards” is the newest addition to BET Networks long running list of successful gospel programming including the hit gospel music competition show “Sunday Best” and “Lift Every Voice.” 

BET Networks, a subsidiary of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), is the nation’s leading provider of quality entertainment, music, news and public affairs television programming for the African-American audience.

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