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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. 14 - 20
Top 25 cable viewing before holiday week holds steady with favorites

(November 25, 2011) Even before the Thanksgiving holiday week produces the usual boost in viewing for the Disney Channel, the most popular network with youngsters showed a growth in popularity. There were few surprises or shifts in black viewers' cable habits otherwise, with half of the chart's shows again drawing less than one million viewers.

Disney was the most viewed cable network in the third week of November. it had 5.3 million viewers for its six most popular shows. VH1 followed in second with 5.3 million for just three of its programs. Bravo was a surprise third place with 3.6 million, also for three shows.

Nielsen recorded 27.6 million viewers as the total number watching all of the Top 25 cable shows. That's two percent more than the previous week.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

LOVE AND HIP HOP 2

VH1

11.4

15.2

2,169

2

NFL REG. SEASON 

ESPN

10.7

14.8

1,952

3

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

10.3

13.5

1,999

4

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

9.7

13.5

1,809

5

BASKETBALL WIVES LA

VH1

7.7

10.5

1,351

6

NFL REGULAR SEASON GAME

NFL N

6.2

9.0

1,157

7

REED BETWEEN THE LINES

BET

5.6

8.0

1,065

8

REED BETWEEN THE LINES

BET

5.6

7.8

1,046

9

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

5.4

7.3

997

10

VERY FUNNY NEWS

TBS

5.4

8.5

1,037

11

JESSIE

DISNEY

5.2

7.9

1,027

12

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.0

6.9

997

13

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

5.0

6.7

1,001

14

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

5.0

7.4

1,050

15

SHAKE IT UP

DISNEY

4.8

6.4

919

16

BAD GIRLS CLUB

OXYGEN

4.8

6.3

848

17

HOUSE OF PAYNE

TBS

4.7

7.2

952

18

GOOD LUCK CHARLIE

DISNEY

4.5

6.2

1,019

19

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

4.3

6.8

840

20

WWE ENTERTAINMENT

USA

4.2

5.8

819

21

BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES

WE:

4.2

5.8

773

22

PHINEAS AND FERB

DISNEY

4.0

6.0

819

23

A.N.T.  FARM

DISNEY

3.7

4.9

709

24

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA

BRAVO

3.7

5.0

641

25

LAW & ORDER: SVU

USA

3.7

5.0

658

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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