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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America" report. In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product and services categories. ...

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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of April 2 - 8
BET's 90-minute block for 'The Game' continues its ratings dominance

(April 10, 2012) The No.1 one cable show in black households continues to be BET's "The Game." While that might change as the NBA Playoff season approaches, the back-to-back block still anchors BET as the most watched cable network among African-Americans in prime time.

BET claimed 6.1 million viewers for its six shows on the Top 25 cable shows in black homes. VH1 tagged second place  with 4.1 million viewing four of its shows. The Disney channel had 3.2 million for four shows for third place.

According to Nielsen, the total number of viewers for the Top 25 dropped 14 percent from the previous week to 24.3 million.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

   Rank | Program | Network | AA Rating | AA Share | Viewers 2+

1

THE GAME

BET

9.5

13.6

1,790

2

LETS STAY TOGETHER

BET

8.1

11.6

1,494

3

BASKETBALL WIVES

VH1

8.0

11.7

1,407

4

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

7.3

10.8

1,391

5

LA LAS FULL COURT LIFE 2

VH1

7.1

9.8

1,206

6

NBA REGULAR SEASON

ESPN2

7.1

10.9

1,283

7

NBA BASKETBALL

TNT

6.0

9.2

1,001

8

WMNS NCAA BKBL CHAMP

ESPN

5.5

8.1

1,008

9

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.4

7.3

1,145

10

NBA REGULAR SEASON

ESPN

5.3

8.6

928

11

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.3

7.2

1,137

12

BASKETBALL WIVES

VH1

4.8

6.5

828

13

THE GAME

BET

4.7

6.7

821

14

BAD GIRLS CLUB

OXYGEN

4.4

6.0

874

15

PHINEAS AND FERB MOVIE

DISNEY

4.1

6.3

836

16

PHINEAS AND FERB

DISNEY

4.1

6.0

858

17

STYLED BY JUNE

VH1

4.0

5.4

670

18

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.8

6.2

778

19

NBA BASKETBALL

TNT

3.8

6.3

643

20

SHAKE IT UP

DISNEY

3.7

5.3

848

21

SHAHS OF SUNSET

BRAVO

3.6

5.2

651

22

AUSTIN & ALLY

DISNEY

3.6

5.3

745

23

THE GAME

BET

3.5

5.2

633

24

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.4

5.6

584

25

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

3.4

5.8

745

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Ranked by percent of African-American households watching. Based on live and same day viewing. Number of viewers shown in thousands (1,000 = 1 million). 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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