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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 Cable TV Ratings for Week of Sept. 26 - Oct. 2
Cable's Top 25 holds on to black viewers as competitive TV season kicks off

(October 6, 2011) Younger viewers in black households are maintaining their control over what gets watched. Even at the height of football season, most of the week's Top 25 most popular cable shows are outside of adult favorites.

Disney significantly improved its performance over the previous week, with 7.5 million tuning to eight of its shows. ESPN was took second place with just three shows attracting 4.7 million. VH1 remained in third place in a close call with 4.5 million tuning in four programs.

The total audience for the Top 25 cable shows had a 10 percent boost over the previous week, to claim 26.1 million viewers, according to Nielsen data.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

NFL REGULAR SEASON

ESPN

17.3

24.4

3,448

2

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

7.6

10.8

1,521

3

LA LAS FULL COURT LIFE

VH1

5.9

8.0

1,196

4

JESSIE

DISNEY

5.1

8.2

1,161

5

SHAKE IT UP

DISNEY

5.1

7.2

1,164

6

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

4.9

6.8

1,139

7

T.O. SHOW 3

VH1

4.8

6.4

915

8

JERSEY SHORE SSN 4

MTV

4.8

6.8

963

9

PHINEAS AND FERB

DISNEY

4.7

7.4

1,000

10

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

4.6

6.4

882

11

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

4.6

6.5

963

12

BAD GIRLS CLUB

OXYGEN

4.5

6.1

980

13

MON NIGHT COUNTDOWN 

ESPN

4.4

6.9

741

14

HALLOWEENTOWN

DISNEY

4.3

5.8

983

15

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

4.3

6.2

904

16

LAW & ORDER: SVU

USA

4.1

5.9

731

17

FISH HOOKS

DISNEY

4.1

6.3

828

18

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.0

5.6

867

19

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.0

5.4

830

20

JESSIE

DISNEY

3.9

5.8

834

21

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

3.8

5.8

772

22

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

3.8

6.3

814

23

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

3.8

5.4

814

24

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

3.8

6.0

819

25

VICTORIOUS

NICK

3.7

5.9

846

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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