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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 TV Ratings for Week of May 21 - 27
NBA Playoffs keep ABC the week's No.1 network with Black households

(May 30, 2012) Even though "Scandal" had the week off, ABC was able to repeat as the most watched network among black viewers thanks to NBA Playoff match-up between Philadelphia and Boston. With 6.1 million total viewers for the game, Black fans accounted for 40 percent of the TV audience.

ABC was easily the most watched network among Black viewers, with 12.9 million tuning in to 10 shows. The distant second place network was CBS which attracted just seven million Black viewers across nine shows. Fox was third pulling in 4.2 million viewers for three shows.

According to Nielsen, the total number of viewers for the Top 25 shows in Black homes was 27.2 million, down 12 percent from the previous week.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

 Rank | Program | Network | % AA Homes | % of AA | No. Viewers 2+

1

NBA PLAYOFFS ON ABC-SA3

ABC

13.1

6.5

2,441

2

DANCING W/STARS RESULTS

ABC

12.1

6.0

2,251

3

AMERICAN IDOL-WEDNESDAY

FOX

10.5

5.4

2,039

4

DANCING WITH THE STARS

ABC

9.7

4.7

1,779

5

DANCING W/THE STARS-5/22

ABC

7.3

3.5

1,335

6

DUETS

ABC

6.4

3.0

1,145

7

AMERICAN IDOL TUE SP-5/22

FOX

6.1

3.1

1,158

8

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

6.0

3.0

1,147

9

CRIMINAL MINDS 10PM-SP

CBS

5.4

2.4

889

10

REVENGE

ABC

5.4

2.4

905

11

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-MON

NBC

5.2

2.7

1,006

12

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

5.2

2.4

890

13

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE

FOX

5.0

2.8

1,053

14

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE

NBC

5.0

2.5

958

15

NCIS 10PM-SPECIAL

CBS

5.0

2.2

834

16

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

4.6

2.0

763

17

ROOKIE BLUE

ABC

4.6

2.1

802

18

THE MENTALIST

CBS

4.5

2.0

734

19

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

4.5

2.0

766

20

NCIS: LOS ANGELES 8PM-SP

CBS

4.4

2.0

739

21

MODERN FAMILY

ABC

4.4

2.1

778

22

20/20-FRI

ABC

4.3

2.0

764

23

NCIS 9P-SPECIAL

CBS

4.3

1.9

728

24

CLASH OF THE COMMERCIALS

CBS

3.9

1.7

658

25

PRIMETIME:WHAT WOULD U DO

ABC

3.9

1.9

716

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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