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Black TV Ratings for Week of October 6 - 12
ABC continues to beat ratings for football with 'Scandal' and 'Get Away With Murder'

(October 16, 2014) For the third consecutive week, ABC's Thursday night hit dramas "Scandal" and "How to Get Away With Murder" are drawing more black viewers Sunday Night or Thursday Night Football. The shows took the No.1 and 2 spots on the Top 25 for the second week of October.

CBS, however, did take the title for week's most watched TV network. It had 15.3 million viewers across 11 of its shows. ABC was second with 12.5 million tuning into five of its programs. NBC was third, posting 11.2 million viewers for six shows.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 shows in black households, according to Nielsen, was 45.8 million, virtually unchanged from the previous week's total.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households

    Rank | Program | Network | % of AA Homes | % of AA P2+ | No. of Viewers (000)

1

SCANDAL

ABC

19.5

9.7

3,786

2

HOW TO GET AWAY W/MURDER

ABC

19.5

9.7

3,774

3

NBC SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

NBC

15.4

8.5

3,300

4

THE OT

FOX

15.0

8.7

3,412

5

CBS THU NITE FOOTBALL

CBS

13.6

6.8

2,646

6

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

12.0

6.6

2,583

7

CBS THU NITE PRE-KICK

CBS

9.6

4.6

1,806

8

BLACK-ISH

ABC

9.2

5.3

2,061

9

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

NBC

9.1

4.7

1,844

10

GREY'S ANATOMY

ABC

9.0

4.5

1,775

11

SIMPSONS

FOX

8.3

5.1

2,005

12

CBS THU NITE KICK-OFF2

CBS

7.9

3.9

1,509

13

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS

CBS

7.1

3.4

1,335

14

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

6.5

3.0

1,185

15

PERSON OF INTEREST

CBS

6.5

3.2

1,247

16

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

6.5

3.1

1,217

17

DANCING WITH THE STARS

ABC

6.5

2.9

1,123

18

NCIS

CBS

6.5

3.1

1,191

19

GOTHAM

FOX

6.2

3.3

1,281

20

HAWAII FIVE-0

CBS

6.2

2.9

1,115

21

VOICE

NBC

6.2

3.0

1,190

22

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

6.0

3.0

1,164

23

THE GOOD WIFE

CBS

6.0

2.9

1,117

24

BLACKLIST

NBC

5.9

3.0

1,159

25

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

5.9

2.7

1,054

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 are eastern.


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