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Black TV Ratings for Week of Jan. 27 - Feb. 2
CBS airing of Super Bowl XLVIII draws the largest black audiences in game's history

(February 7, 2014) The Seattle Seahawks' 43- 8 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII drew the largest audience in television history. The game on Fox was also the biggest black audience for a single TV program, with 12.4 million black viewers. That was 9.2 percent of the total viewing audience, according to Nielsen.

Fox was the week's most watched network in black households, of course, with a total of 41.9 million tuning in seven of its programs on the Top 25. CBS had 11.6 million for 11 of its shows, while NBC claimed 4.6 million across four programs.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 shows in black households, according to Nielsen, was 61.2 million.


Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

 Rank | Program | Network | % AA Homes | % of AA P2+ | No. of Viewers (000)

1

FOX SUPER BOWL XLVIII

FOX

46.2

32.2

12,441

2

FOX SUPER BOWL POST-GUN

FOX

43.2

29.4

11,358

3

FOX SUPER BOWL POST GAME

FOX

35.8

24.2

9,343

4

NEW GIRL-SP 2/2

FOX

19.4

12.5

4,836

5

AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY

FOX

7.8

4.2

1,632

6

AMERICAN IDOL-THURSDAY

FOX

7.6

3.8

1,462

7

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

7.1

3.2

1,219

8

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

6.6

3.3

1,267

9

ANALYSIS-ABC

ABC

6.4

3.3

1,292

10

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CBS

6.4

3.1

1,194

11

NCIS

CBS

6.4

3.3

1,283

12

HAWAII FIVE-0

CBS

6.2

2.8

1,098

13

CHICAGO PD

NBC

6.1

3.2

1,250

14

STATE OF UNION ANALYSIS-1

CBS

6.0

3.0

1,144

15

UNDERCOVER BOSS

CBS

5.8

2.8

1,078

16

BLACKLIST

NBC

5.4

2.6

1,017

17

ELEMENTARY

CBS

5.4

2.5

977

18

STATE-UNION ANALYSIS-NBC

NBC

5.2

2.9

1,109

19

CSI

CBS

4.8

2.3

899

20

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

CBS

4.8

2.4

916

21

INTELLIGENCE

CBS

4.8

2.4

923

22

THE FOLLOWING

FOX

4.7

2.2

857

23

THE MILLERS

CBS

4.7

2.3

897

24

20/20-FRI

ABC

4.7

2.3

890

25

MARVEL AGENTS S.H.I.E.L.D.

ABC

4.7

2.3

897

Source: The Nielsen Co. Number of viewers ages 2+ shown in thousands (1,000 = 1 million). Rankings are based on share of black households. Representing more than 13.45 million television households in the U.S., the African-American television audience is the largest minority segment in Nielsen's measurement samples. All times eastern.


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