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Black TV Ratings for Week of June 4 - 12
Fox is week's most watched network, thanks to Sunday's animated comedies

(June 13, 2012) With the TV season now in summer reruns, Black TV viewers went looking for an alternative to their favorite shows. NBC pushed Fox down to No.3 by taking No.1 and 2 with "America's Got Talent." CBS wasn't able to finish higher than sixth place.

Fox's Sunday prime time animated comedies helped deliver the most watched network title, with 7.3 million viewers across nine shows. CBS claimed 7.2 million for ten shows and second place. NBC was third  at 2.7 million for three shows.

The total number of viewers watching the Top 25 shows in black households stayed steady with the previous week's total at 19.8 million.

 
Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

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

1

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TU 8P

NBC

5.8

3.0

1,138

2

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-MON

NBC

5.6

2.7

1,034

3

SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE

FOX

5.6

2.9

1,104

4

DUETS

ABC

5.0

2.3

856

5

ROOKIE BLUE

ABC

4.9

2.3

848

6

CSI

CBS

4.7

2.3

884

7

NCIS

CBS

4.6

2.2

813

8

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

4.6

2.1

789

9

20/20-FRI

ABC

4.6

2.1

790

10

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

4.3

2.1

777

11

THE CHOICE

FOX

4.3

2.3

883

12

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

4.2

2.1

779

13

HAWAII FIVE-0

CBS

3.9

1.9

699

14

HELL'S KITCHEN-MON

FOX

3.9

1.9

710

15

AMERICAN DAD

FOX

3.9

2.0

753

16

FAMILY GUY

FOX

3.9

2.2

819

17

SIMPSONS

FOX

3.8

2.2

841

18

BOB'S BURGERS

FOX

3.7

2.2

814

19

60 MINUTES

CBS

3.6

1.7

623

20

THE MENTALIST

CBS

3.6

1.7

629

21

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

3.6

1.7

640

22

MASTERCHEF-MON

FOX

3.6

1.8

666

23

48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY

CBS

3.6

1.6

592

24

CLEVELAND

FOX

3.5

1.9

730

25

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

3.5

1.6

617

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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