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Buying Power report: Blacks spend as economy grows
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 Aug. 27 - Sep. 2
Fox's winning the food fight as 'Hell's Kitchen' rises to No.1 TV show

(September 6, 2012) In the final days of summer, when most of what network TV is offering is competition shows and repeats, Fox has found favor with Black viewers with its hospitality shows. Gordon Ramsey's "Hell's Kitchen" shot to No.1 on the Top 25 with slightly more than one million viewers.

CBS continued to be the most watched TV network, with 5.9 million viewers for nine of its shows. Fox was was a very close second with 5.5 million watching seven of its programs. ABC was a distant third with 3.1 million across five shows.

The total number of viewers watching the Top 25, according to Nielsen, was down 12 percent from the previous week to 17.7 million.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

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

1

HELL'S KITCHEN-MON

FOX

5.3

2.8

1,052

2

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-TUE

NBC

5.2

2.7

1,013

3

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

5.0

2.6

983

4

SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL

ABC

4.9

2.5

929

5

MASTERCHEF-TUE

FOX

4.7

2.7

1,005

6

NCIS

CBS

4.4

2.2

815

7

HOTEL HELL

FOX

4.2

2.1

800

8

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT-WED

NBC

3.8

2.0

736

9

20/20-FRIDAY

ABC

3.8

1.8

674

10

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

3.7

1.6

595

11

FAMILY GUY-SUN 9:30P

FOX

3.7

2.0

763

12

BIG BROTHER 14-WED

CBS

3.6

1.6

594

13

LAW AND ORDER:SVU-SAT

NBC

3.5

1.8

678

14

48 HOURS MYSTERY

CBS

3.5

1.7

656

15

60 MINUTES

CBS

3.5

1.7

633

16

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

3.3

1.6

605

17

FAMILY GUY

FOX

3.3

1.8

688

18

THE BIG BANG THEORY

CBS

3.3

1.5

550

19

SO YOU THINK CAN DANCE

FOX

3.2

1.6

613

20

20/20-FRI

ABC

3.2

1.5

556

21

GRIMM

NBC

3.1

1.6

608

22

ROOKIE BLUE

ABC

3.1

1.4

540

23

THE MIDDLE

ABC

3.1

1.3

492

24

TWO AND A HALF MEN - THU

CBS

3.1

1.3

508

25

SIMPSONS-SUN 8:30P

FOX

3.0

1.7

644

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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