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New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



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Black TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1
'America's Got Talent,' Olympic trials give NBC a win with black viewers

(July 3, 2012) As the Olympics approach, NBC was able to attract the early interest of Black viewers with qualifying trails for the London games. Though they showed up at the lower end of the Top 25 chart, they put the games on the minds of an audience that will be important to NBC if it is to achieve ratings success with this year's events.

NBC was the most watched TV network during the last week of June, with 8.4 million watching 10 of its shows. CBS was second with 5.3 million across seven offerings. ABC took third with 3.7 million over five programs.

According to Nielsen, the total audience for the Top 25 favorite shows was down 40 percent from the previous week to 20 million.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

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

1

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE

NBC

5.5

3.0

1112

2

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-MON

NBC

5.3

2.6

959

3

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED

NBC

5.2

2.7

1008

4

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-SAT 9P

NBC

5.0

2.7

1012

5

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

4.7

2.3

860

6

60 MINUTES

CBS

4.7

2.3

867

7

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

4.5

2.1

789

8

SO YOU THINK CN DANCE

FOX

4.5

2.5

945

9

DUETS

ABC

4.5

2.1

782

10

MASTERCHEF-TUE

FOX

4.3

2.1

776

11

US OLYMPIC TRIAL-SUN 7P

NBC

4.3

2.1

797

12

48 HOURS MYSTERY TUESDAY

CBS

4.3

1.9

718

13

WIPEOUT-THURS

ABC

4.2

2.5

923

14

THE MENTALIST

CBS

4.2

1.9

701

15

CSI

CBS

4.1

1.9

729

16

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-SUN 9P

NBC

4.1

1.9

728

17

HELL'S KITCHEN-TUE

FOX

4.1

2.1

791

18

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

4.0

1.8

690

19

ROOKIE BLUE

ABC

3.9

1.9

698

20

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-MON 8P

NBC

3.9

1.7

655

21

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-FRI 9P

NBC

3.9

2.2

817

22

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-SUN 8P

NBC

3.8

1.8

664

23

US OLYMPIC TRIALS-TUE 8P

NBC

3.8

1.8

687

24

20/20-FRI

ABC

3.8

1.8

667

25

SHARK TANK

ABC

3.8

1.9

702

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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