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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 October 1 - 7
ABC's 'Scandal' climbs to No.3 on list of Top 25 favorite shows in Black homes

(October 10, 2012) Right behind the never-ending appeal of NFL football for Black TV viewers is the drama in the nation's capital. No, not the Presidential elections, but ABC's "Scandal" (starring Kerry Washington) which inched up one notch to the No.3 position last week with a 4.8 rating and 1.7 million fans.

NBC held on to be the most watched TV network in Black households with 12.7 million for seven of its shows on the Top 25. ABC followed with 10.4 million across eight show. CBS fell to a rare third place with 9.7 million for just seven shows.

The total number of viewers watching the Top 25 for the first week in October, according to Nielsen, was 37.4 million. That's just seven percent fewer than the previous week.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

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

1

SUN. NIGHT FOOTBALL
CHARGERS/SAINTS

NBC

16.0

8.8

3,305

2

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

11.9

6.6

2,480

3

SCANDAL

ABC

10.2

4.8

1,797

4

60 MINUTES

CBS

9.8

4.8

1,825

5

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

NBC

9.1

5.0

1,903

6

VOTE2012:ANALYSIS-WED

ABC

8.2

4.3

1,626

7

X-FACTOR-WED

FOX

8.1

4.7

1,765

8

VOICE

NBC

8.0

4.0

1,500

9

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

8.0

3.9

1,480

10

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

7.8

3.9

1,462

11

X-FACTOR-THU

FOX

7.7

4.0

1,507

12

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

7.6

3.7

1,380

13

CAMPAIGN 12-DEBATE ANL-WE

CBS

7.3

3.8

1,446

14

NCIS

CBS

6.8

3.2

1,216

15

VEGAS

CBS

6.8

3.3

1,232

16

SIMPSONS SP-10/7 7P A

FOX

6.6

3.5

1,336

17

DANCING WITH THE STARS

ABC

6.5

3.3

1,236

18

DANCING W/STARS RESULTS

ABC

6.4

3.0

1,134

19

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

NBC

6.3

3.4

1,275

20

PRIVATE PRACTICE

ABC

5.9

2.9

1,076

21

DANCING W/STARS SP-10/2

ABC

5.8

2.8

1,075

22

DECISION'12 PRES ANALYS

NBC

5.8

3.2

1,199

23

LAST RESORT

ABC

5.7

2.9

1,092

24

ELEMENTARY

CBS

5.6

2.8

1,049

25

VOICE-TUE

NBC

5.6

2.8

1,070

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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