Black Stats Frequently requested
data on African American consumers
Black Buying Power:
$836 Billion (2010)
Black U.S. Population:
Top Five Black Cities
- New York
Top Five Black Metros:
- New York-New Jersey
- Los Angeles
Top Five Expenditures:
- Housing $203.8 bil.
- Food $65.2 bil.
- Cars/Trucks $29.1 bil.
- Clothing $29.3 bil.
- Health Care $23.6 bil. ______________________
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cancels Tyler Perry's 'House of Payne,' picks up new series 'For Better
or Worse' (April
27, 2011) TBS has ordered 10 episodes of the new series Tyler Perry's
For Better or Worse from Tyler Perry Studios. The dramedy, based on
Perry's hit Why Did I Get Married? films, marks the third Tyler Perry
series to come to TBS, which is also home to Tyler Perry's House of
Payne and Meet the Browns. As with House of Payne and Meet the Browns,
syndication will be sold by Debmar Mercury.
For Better or Worse comes just as Tyler Perry's history-making House of
Payne prepares to end its highly successful run. "Even though it will be
sad to say goodbye to House of Payne, I'm really looking forward to
exploring new territory with For Better or Worse," said Tyler Perry.
"Working on House of Payne taught me a lot about what it takes to make a
successful television series and I'm looking forward to applying that
experience to For Better or Worse."
Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse follows the ups-and-downs of married
life for Marcus and Angela, two characters who originated in the feature
films Why Did I Get Married and Why Did I Get Married Too? Michael Jai
White (The Dark Knight) and Tasha Smith (Couples Retreat) are set to
reprise the roles of television anchor Marcus and salon owner Angela.
Additional cast members to be announced.
For Better or Worse marks a new direction for Tyler Perry's television
properties. Unlike his family-oriented sitcoms, For Better or Worse will
target young adults. Production on the series is slated to begin this
summer at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta.
"Tyler Perry's series have been tremendously successful for TBS, helping
establish the network as a prime destination for African-American
viewers," said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of
programming, for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "Given such a
remarkable track record, we're excited for the opportunity to expand our
relationship with Tyler Perry and Debmar-Mercury with the new series For
Better or Worse."
Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein commented,
"The entertainment industry has never seen anyone like Tyler Perry, an
extraordinarily talented film/television/stage producer, writer,
director, actor and mogul who is capable of repeatedly turning out hit
after hit for both TBS and broadcast syndication. We are thrilled to be
associated with another of Tyler's unique, remarkable and groundbreaking
TBS's association with Perry and Debmar-Mercury first began in May 2006
with the announcement of a House of Payne test-run on 10 local
independent stations. After the successful test, TBS and Debmar-Mercury
announced an additional 100 episodes of the series to air nationally on
TBS. The first-of-its-kind deal marked a new model for the television
The national premiere of Tyler Perry's House of Payne on TBS in June
2007 drew 5.9 million viewers, at the time basic cable's biggest sitcom
audience ever. The show remained basic cable's #1 sitcom until TBS's
August 2008 premiere of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns. For the first
quarter of 2011, House of Payne and Meet the Browns ranked among
television's Top 5 primetime sitcoms with African-American adults 18-34
ORDER TODAY! New
"Buying Power" report: Black consumers spend as economy grows Details $507
expenditures African-American consumers are cautiously increasing their
spending in some key product categories, even as they continue to make
adjustments in a slowly growing economy. The finding comes from the 16th annual edition of "The Buying Power of Black America"
report published by Target Market News..
In 2009, black households spent an estimated $507 billion in 27 product
and services categories. That's an increase of 16.6% over the $435 billion
spent in 2008. African-Americans" total earned income for 2009 is
estimated at $836 billion...