Black Cable TV Ratings for Week March 3 – 9

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OWN is the week’s most watched cable network among Top 25

The OWN cable network was the only channel to have four shows among the Top 25 watched in Black households for the first week of March. OWN’s partnership with Tyler Perry’s programs yielded 5.7 million viewers, with Haves and Have Nots leading the way. BET had the No.1 spot with The Game’s 2.9 million viewers.

BET was the second most watched cable net with 4.5 million viewers for three shows. Bravo took third position with 4.3 million, also for three programs.

The total number of viewers for the Top 25 cable shows, according to Nielsen, was down three percent from the previous week to 30.5 million.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

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

1

THE GAME BET

13.7

19.4

2,929

2

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN

13.3

18.6

2,665

3

REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO

13.0

19.0

2,516

4

BASKETBALL WIVES LA VH1

8.5

11.7

1,678

5

SINGLE LADIES VH1

7.0

9.6

1,433

6

TYLER PERRY SHOW OWN

6.8

9.7

1,301

7

BLOOD, SWEAT & HEELS BRAVO

6.4

8.9

1,216

8

WALKING DEAD AMC

6.2

8.7

1,328

9

WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA

6.2

8.9

1,246

10

WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA

5.9

8.0

1,137

11

WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA

5.9

8.1

1,181

12

NBA BASKETBALL TNT

5.6

8.2

1,169

13

BASKETBALL WIVES LA VH1

5.2

7.4

1,111

14

MARY MARY WE

4.7

6.6

984

15

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET

4.6

6.8

920

16

SATURDAY MOVIE III LIFETIME

4.6

7.5

845

17

HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN

4.6

6.7

821

18

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN

4.6

6.6

964

19

WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN SYFY

4.1

6.5

796

20

NBA BASKETBALL TNT

4.0

6.8

768

21

NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN

3.8

6.0

746

22

SUNDAY MOVIE II LIFETIME

3.8

5.8

742

23

SUNDAY MOVIE III LIFETIME

3.8

5.3

764

24

BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK BET

3.6

5.7

664

25

ONLINE DATE RIT AMER MALE BRAVO

3.5

5.0

661

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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