Sunday’s ceremony drew in 7.9 million viewers, a bump from the 7.8 million who tuned in last year. But that’s not the only impressive figure the network can boast. The awards serve as the core of a three-day music and entertainment festival that takes over L.A. Live during the weekend of the ceremony. Here’s a breakdown of the 2014
1 awards show anchored the festival.
4 a.m. was the latest VIP attendees could party at the Conga Room.
5 venues at L.A. Live hosted performers.
7 Genius Talks featured discussions on celebrity, health and wellness featuring
8 teams faced off during the BETX Dance Competition.
9 movies were screened during the one-day BETX Film Festival.
15 brands sponsored the festival (Coca-Cola, Target, Progressive and Candy Crush Saga were among them).
16 acts played at
24 acts played at Club
40 hours of entertainment were offered over three days.
44 acts performed for free during the two-day Fan Fest.
$4,395 was the starting price for the highest package that included access to everything, including the awards show.
10,164 is the farthest number of miles away an international act on this year's bill – South Africa's Mafikizolo – is based.
30,000 people could be accommodated at the Fan Fest inside the Los Angeles Convention Center.
112,488 fans attended the three-day BET Experience.
220,000 square feet of free entertainment was offered during the two-day Fan Fest.
11 million tweets were logged during the 2014 BET Awards, a record for the telecast and topping this year’s