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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 24 - 30
'Real Housewives' posts second week at No.1; BET is week's top network

(April 4, 2014) "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" claimed its second consecutive week as the cable show with the highest rating in black households. The Bravo reality drama was hotly followed -- again -- by BET's "The Game" and "Basketball Wives LA" on VH1.

BET repeated its win for the fourth week as the most watched cable network among the Top 25, with 6.4 million tuning into four of its prime time shows. VH1 followed with 5.1 million across three programs. USA channel picked up third place with 3.8 million for three WWE shows.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 cable shows in black households, according to Nielsen, increased by 15 percent to 32.6 million.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

13.3

19.7

2,718

2

THE GAME

BET

12.6

17.8

2,809

3

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

10.3

14.9

2,141

4

SINGLE LADIES

VH1

9.0

12.4

1,813

5

NBA REGULAR SEASON   

ESPN

7.9

11.4

1,506

6

WALKING DEAD

AMC

7.3

10.2

1,574

7

LETS STAY TOGETHER

BET

7.1

10.1

1,486

8

BASKETBALL WIVES

VH1

6.6

9.1

1,182

9

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

6.3

8.7

1,375

10

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

6.2

8.7

1,335

11

THE GAME

BET

6.0

8.3

1,282

12

NCAA BASKETBALL

TBS

5.9

9.1

1,109

13

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.3

7.7

1,143

14

NCAA BASKETBALL-SAT 8 PM

TBS

5.3

8.6

1,039

15

NCAA BASKETBALL- SAT 6 PM

TBS

5.1

8.7

951

16

BRING IT!

LIFETIME

4.8

6.8

1,164

17

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

4.8

7.5

1,084

18

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

4.3

6.2

802

19

NBA BASKETBALL

TNT

4.3

6.2

865

20

MARY MARY

WE:

4.2

6.0

879

21

DEIONS FAMILY PLAYBOOK

OWN

4.2

6.4

852

22

KIDS CHOICE AWARDS 2014

NICK

4.0

6.4

906

23

PREACHERS DAUGHTERS

LIFETIME

4.0

5.6

1,017

24

SWEETIE PIES

OWN

3.9

6.1

739

25

BET AWARDS SHOW

BET

3.8

5.6

857

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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