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New 16th edition shows $507 bil in spending



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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of June 25 - July 1
BET Awards easily take No.1 cable show, VH1 remains week's top cable network

(July 3, 2012) The BET Awards repeated the success it had in the ratings last year, with all but about one million of the its 7.4 million viewership coming from black households. While special obviously attracted young black viewers, Disney still had a lock on this segment of the audience.

the Disney channel was the most watched cable network during the last week of June, claiming 9.4 million viewers across 10 shows. BET was second with 8.1 million for three shows on the chart, followed by VH1 which had 6.2 million for three of its shows.

TV loss was cable's gain as total viewership of the Top 25 cable shows increase 16 percent to 32.4 million, according to Nielsen.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

BET AWARDS SHOW

BET

26.7

39.8

6,583

2

LOVE AND HIP HOP ATLANTA

VH1

11.9

18.4

2,521

3

SINGLE LADIES 2

VH1

10.0

14.5

2,097

4

HOLLYWOOD EXES

VH1

8.1

11.3

1,640

5

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

6.0

8.4

1,277

6

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

5.9

9.8

1,201

7

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.2

7.5

1,079

8

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

4.9

8.5

1,017

9

NBA DRAFT              

ESPN

4.9

7.7

894

10

VERY FUNNY NEWS

TBS

4.7

7.9

869

11

PRINCESS AND THE FROG

DISNEY

4.5

6.8

1,031

12

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

4.5

7.8

856

13

LET IT SHINE

DISNEY

4.3

7.8

992

14

PHINEAS AND FERB SHORTS

DISNEY

4.3

6.2

976

15

MUSIC VIDEO

DISNEY

4.2

6.0

996

16

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

4.2

6.8

869

17

THE FIRST 48

A&E

4.1

6.3

698

18

LET IT SHINE

DISNEY

4.0

5.7

954

19

VICTORIOUS

NICK

4.0

7.4

751

20

JESSIE

DISNEY

3.9

6.0

1,017

21

TRUE BLOOD

HBO

3.9

5.6

794

22

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

3.8

6.7

897

23

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

3.8

6.5

818

24

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.8

6.6

749

25

GRAVITY FALLS

DISNEY

3.8

6.3

917

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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