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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 October 8 - 14
BET outscores 'Monday Night Football' for the week's most popular cable shows

(October 18, 2012) The second week of October was good for BET. The cable network had the two shows with the largest audiences, "The Hip Hop Awards" and the premiere of "Keyshia & Daniel: Family First." "Monday Night Football" was rated No.1 based on its greater share of the total percent of African-American households.

BET was the most viewed cable network of the week, with 7.0 million viewers watching across three shows. Disney was second with 6.7 million viewing seven of its programs. VH1 had to settle for third place with 3.5 million viewers for three of its shows.

The total number of viewers watching the Top 25 shows in Black households was 29.8 million, or 7% fewer than the previous week.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

NFL REGULAR SEASON

ESPN

12.6

17.3

2,327

2

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

BET

12.3

17.2

2,649

3

KEYSHIA & DANIEL: FAMILY

BET

12.1

16.5

2,625

4

THE SOUL MAN

BET

8.6

12.2

1,797

5

DEBATE

MSNBC

6.5

8.7

1,248

6

CHRISSY & MR. JONES

VH1

6.2

8.3

1,257

7

T.I. AND TINY 2

VH1

6.0

8.1

1,197

8

BASKETBALL WIVES LA 2

VH1

5.6

8.0

1,053

9

NFL REG SEASON GAME

NFL

5.3

7.4

967

10

DEBATE NIGHT IN AMERICA

CNN

5.1

7.0

1,015

11

DOG WITH A BLOG

DISNEY

5.1

7.7

1,158

12

VP DEBATE 2012

CNN

4.9

6.6

937

13

GIRL VS. MONSTER

DISNEY

4.8

7.6

1,064

14

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME

ESPN

4.6

7.2

845

15

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.5

6.1

945

16

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.4

6.2

918

17

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.4

5.9

948

18

SHAKE IT UP

DISNEY

4.3

5.9

1,015

19

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

4.3

6.6

938

20

AUSTIN & ALLY

DISNEY

4.2

5.9

916

21

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

4.2

6.4

852

22

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

4.2

6.0

811

23

WALKING DEAD

AMC

4.1

5.6

863

24

MSNBC DEBATE ANALYSIS

MSNBC

4.1

6.2

770

25

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

3.8

5.9

748

Source: Nielsen 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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