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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of February 2 - 8
For third week, OWN's 'Haves and the Have Nots' is No.1 cable show in black homes

(February 12, 2015) Tyler Perry's "Haves and the Have Not's" was the most watched cable show in Black households for the third consecutive week. The original drama maintained its lead over BET's "Being Mary Jane" with 2.6 million viewers.

Riding the popularity of its "Haves/Have Nots," OWN also took the title of the week's most watched cable network among Black viewers with 5.14 million for four of its shows on the Top 25. BET closely followed in second place with 4.9 million across four shows. Right on BET's heels was VH1 with 4.9 million for three programs.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 cable shows in black households, according to Nielsen, was up nine percent over the previous week to 28.5 million.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

 Rank | Program | Network | AA Rating | AA Share | AA Viewers 2+(000)

1

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

OWN

14.2

20.0

2,681

2

BEING MARY JANE

BET

11.5

16.3

2,167

3

LOVE AND HIP HOP 5

VH1

10.2

14.5

2,045

4

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

8.8

12.5

1,633

5

BLACK INK CREW

VH1

8.2

11.4

1,716

6

THE GAME

BET

6.8

9.6

1,399

7

WALKING DEAD

AMC

6.8

9.5

1,653

8

BRING IT!

LIFETIME

5.8

9.0

1,259

9

LOVE AND HIP HOP

VH1

5.7

8.1

1,148

10

THICKER THAN WATER

BRAVO

5.2

7.4

890

11

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

OWN

5.0

7.3

921

12

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.9

6.9

1,002

13

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.8

6.7

1,041

14

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.8

6.9

1,009

15

NBA BASKETBALL

TNT

4.5

6.5

750

16

ITS A MANNS WORLD

BET

4.2

6.3

790

17

SATURDAY MOVIE III

LIFETIME

3.8

6.0

759

18

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

OWN

3.7

5.1

861

19

NBA REGULAR SEASON

ESPN

3.7

6.1

648

20

AMERICAN DAD

ADULT
SWIM

3.6

5.3

666

21

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

OWN

3.6

5.1

658

22

PREACHERS DAUGHTERS

LIFETIME

3.5

5.3

756

23

K.C. UNDERCOVER

DISNEY

3.4

4.9

751

24

46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

TV ONE

3.4

5.3

715

25

BEING MARY JANE

BET

3.3

5.0

601

Source: Nielsen. 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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