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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 Nov. 7 - 14
'Monday Night Football' added one million black viewers with Bears v. Eagles

(November 10, 2011) The Chicago Bears' domination of the Philadelphia Eagles let ESPN's "Monday Night Football" dominate the Top 25 chart for black viewers favorite cable shows. The game claimed 1.2 million more viewers than the previous week's match-up.

ESPN just edged out the other leading networks to take the most watched title. It had 4.8 million viewers for three of its charted shows. TBS notched 4.2 million for four shows and second place. BET had 3.7 million for four of its programs on the chart.

There were 26.9 million watching all of the Top 25 cable shows, according to Nielsen. That's a just a two percent drop from the previous week's total.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

NFL REGULAR SEASON  

ESPN

16.7

23.1

3,236

2

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

9.5

12.6

1,829

3

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

8.3

11.4

1,629

4

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

6.7

10.1

1,295

5

REED BETWEEN THE LINES

BET

6.3

9.0

1,126

6

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

6.0

9.1

1,176

7

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

6.0

8.2

1,173

8

REED BETWEEN THE LINES

BET

5.8

7.9

1,084

9

BAD GIRLS CLUB

OXYGEN

5.1

6.7

1,091

10

MEET THE BROWNS

TBS

5.0

7.8

1,034

11

NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME

NFL

4.9

7.0

888

12

MONDAY NIGHT COUNTDOWN

ESPN

4.8

7.2

900

13

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES

WE:

4.7

6.5

1,031

14

BLACK GIRLS ROCK!

BET

4.7

6.6

855

15

GEEK CHARMING

DISNEY

4.6

7.1

902

16

TAKE TWO W/ PHINEAS &FERB

DISNEY

4.4

6.6

856

17

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.4

6.1

856

18

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.2

5.6

831

19

LAW & ORDER: SVU

USA

3.9

5.4

720

20

MEET THE BROWNS

TBS

3.8

6.0

749

21

SPONGEBOB

NICK

3.8

5.5

854

22

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

3.8

5.7

723

23

COLLEGE BKBL REG SSN

ESPN

3.8

6.0

721

24

LAW & ORDER: SVU

USA

3.7

5.4

672

25

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK

BET

3.7

5.4

712

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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