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Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of October 13 - 19
BET Hip Hop Awards beats 'Monday Night  Football,' leads winning week for network

(October 23, 2014) BET got a boost from its airing of the Hip Hop Awards hosted by Uncle Snoop, aka Snoop Dogg. The awards show took No.1 on the Top 25 cable shows in black households for the third week of October and pulled BET slightly ahead of ESPN's "Monday Night Football."

BET was the most watched cable network among those on the Top 25, with 8.6 million viewers across seven shows. VH1 fell to second place from the previous week, claiming 5.7 million watching four of its shows. OWN was third with a distant 3.2 million for three shows.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 most popular shows in black home, according to Nielsen, was 28.5 million, or 11 percent less than the previous week's total.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

BET

11.2

16.6

2,581

2

NFL MON NIGHT FOOTBALL

ESPN

11.1

15.9

2,198

3

LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD

VH1

10.1

14.4

2,008

4

REAL HUSBANDS S3

BET

9.8

14.5

2,238

5

IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG

OWN

7.1

10.4

1,565

6

T.I. AND TINY 4

VH1

6.8

9.5

1,416

7

WALKING DEAD

AMC

6.5

8.9

1,446

8

TINY & SHEKINAHS WEAVE TR

VH1

6.1

8.4

1,284

9

LOVE & HIP HOP HOLLYWOOD

VH1

5.4

7.6

1,078

10

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.1

7.0

1,006

11

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.9

7.1

948

12

FOR BETTER OR WORSE

OWN

4.9

7.2

1,040

13

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.7

6.7

979

14

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

4.6

7.5

967

15

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

BET

4.3

6.9

873

16

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SYFY

4.1

6.8

868

17

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES

WETV

4.1

5.9

819

18

BET HIP HOP AWARDS

BET

4.0

6.3

786

19

AMERICAN DAD

ADULT
SWIM

3.5

5.3

743

20

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.4

4.9

632

21

THE FIRST 48

A&E

3.3

4.8

591

22

AMERICAN DAD

ADULT
SWIM

3.2

4.8

601

23

AMERICAN DAD

ADULT
SWIM

3.2

4.7

655

24

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.1

4.6

561

25

FOR BETTER OR WORSE

OWN

3.0

4.6

676

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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