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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 Nov. 14 - 20
Football showed black viewer growth in week before Thanksgiving holiday

(November 25, 2011) The Top 25 favorites shows in black households held steady in the week before the Thanksgiving holiday. The American Music Awards came in with just under two million black viewers. Football, however, showed gains for most regular weekly match-ups.

CBS retained the most watched network title with a boost in black viewing to 16.5 million for 12 shows. Second place went to NBC with 10.8 million for five entries. ABC inched ahead of Fox for third place, claiming 10.3 million for six shows.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 TV shows in the third week of November was 41.8 million -- a six percent boost over the previous week, according to Nielsen.

Top 25 Broadcast Shows in Black Households
 Rank | Program | Network | % AA Homes | % of AA | No. Viewers 2+

1

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

NBC

17.8

9.0

3,399

2

SAT NIGHT FOOTBALL

ABC

14.6

7.0

2,616

3

SUNDAY NIGHT NFL PRE-KICK

NBC

13.8

7.3

2,763

4

X-FACTOR-WED

FOX

10.9

5.7

2,153

5

X-FACTOR-THU

FOX

10.4

5.5

2,067

6

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 3

NBC

10.4

5.4

2,023

7

DANCING WITH THE STARS

ABC

9.3

4.6

1,737

8

AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS

ABC

8.9

5.3

1,997

9

60 MINUTES

CBS

8.5

4.2

1,564

10

CSI: MIAMI

CBS

8.3

4.3

1,620

11

NCIS: LOS ANGELES

CBS

8.2

4.0

1,495

12

CRIMINAL MINDS

CBS

8.1

3.9

1,455

13

DANCING W/STARS  RESULTS

ABC

8.0

3.9

1,482

14

NCIS

CBS

8.0

3.8

1,414

15

UNFORGETTABLE

CBS

7.8

4.0

1,516

16

SAT NIGHT FTBL PRE-GAME

ABC

7.7

3.6

1,349

17

BLUE BLOODS

CBS

7.5

3.9

1,461

18

FOOTBALL NT AMERICA PT 2

NBC

7.4

3.8

1,417

19

LAW AND ORDER:SVU

NBC

7.3

3.3

1,252

20

CSI

CBS

7.3

3.4

1,292

21

THE GOOD WIFE

CBS

6.6

3.3

1,260

22

HAWAII FIVE-0

CBS

6.3

3.1

1,176

23

BODY OF PROOF

ABC

6.1

3.0

1,131

24

CSI: NY

CBS

6.1

3.1

1,157

25

THE MENTALIST

CBS

5.8

2.9

1,099

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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