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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of September 8 - 14
OWN's 'If Loving You Is Wrong' delivers the network's biggest premiere ever

(September 20, 2014) The OWN network's Sept. 9 debut of Tyler Perry's "If Loving You Is Wrong" was the biggest premiere in the channel's history. Of the 1.9 million of all viewers that watched, 1.8 million were black, and the show delivered a 1.47 rating among women 25-54.

VH1 repeated as the most watched cable network among the Top 25, with eight million viewers across four shows. OWN took second with 5.9 million for five shows. ESPN was third among cable networks with 4.2 million for its two "Monday Night Football" programs.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 most popular cable shows is black households, according to Nielsen, was 29.8 million, or 12 percent more than the previous week.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

 Rank | Program | Network | AA Rating | AA Share | AA Viewers 2+(000)

1

LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 3

VH1

15.7

22.8

3,217

2

NFL REGULAR SEASON   

ESPN

10.5

15.7

2,140

3

NFL REGULAR SEASON 

ESPN

10.3

16.9

2,080

4

T.I. AND TINY 4

VH1

10.2

14.2

2,084

5

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

OWN

9.5

14.1

1,816

6

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

OWN

9.3

13.8

1,829

7

ATLANTA EXES

VH1

7.6

10.7

1,376

8

LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 3

VH1

7.4

11.0

1,405

9

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES

WETV

5.2

7.7

1,023

10

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.1

7.4

1,055

11

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.1

7.0

1,092

12

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

OWN

4.7

7.0

942

13

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.6

6.7

928

14

BAD GIRLS CLUB

OXYGEN

4.6

7.1

964

15

BRING IT!

LIFETIME

4.4

6.4

940

16

IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE

OWN

4.0

6.3

749

17

SWV REUNITED

WETV

3.8

5.7

804

18

AMERICAN DAD

ADULT
SWIM

3.7

5.5

765

19

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

3.5

5.7

744

20

FAMILY GUY

ADULT
SWIM

3.4

5.1

680

21

SONS OF ANARCHY

FX

3.4

5.2

749

22

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS

OWN

3.4

5.2

569

23

PREACHERS OF LA

OXYGEN

3.3

4.9

623

24

NFLN THURS NITE FOOTBALL

NFL  NET

3.3

4.9

659

25

SISTERHOOD OF HIP HOP

OXYGEN

3.3

4.9

623

Source: Nielsen. 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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