For the last unofficial week of the summer, VH1 saw its favorite shows with black viewers dominating the highest spots on the Top 25 list of cable shows. Love & Hip Hop, T.I. and Tiny, and Atlanta Exes finished No. 1, 2 and 3 respectively, and were virtually the only programs to claim more than a million viewers.
This meant that VH1 was the most watched cable network among the Top 25 contenders, with 9.7 million viewers across four shows. The WWE channel was a distant second with three million for three shows. The Adult Swim channel had 2.9 million across four shows.
The total number of viewers watching the Top 25 most popular cable shows in black households, according to Nielsen, was 26.5 million, a slight dip of one percent over the previous week.
Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households
Rank | Program | Network | AA Rating | AA Share | AA Viewers 2+(000)
|1||LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 3||VH1||16.5||25.3||3,522|
|2||T.I. AND TINY 4||VH1||9.7||14.4||2,158|
|4||LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 3||VH1||7.4||11.3||1,627|
|7||BRAXTON FAMILY VALUES||WETV||4.9||7.3||1,035|
|9||BAD GIRLS CLUB||OXYGEN||4.9||7.6||1,137|
|11||WWE FRI NIGHT SMACKDOWN||SYFY||4.3||7.2||826|
|12||PREACHERS OF LA||OXYGEN||4.1||6.2||832|
|15||LOVE & HIP HOP ATLANTA 3||VH1||3.7||5.5||716|
|17||PRINCESS AND THE FROG||DISNEY||3.6||5.8||804|
|18||COLLEGE FOOTBALL PRIME L||ESPN||3.6||5.4||670|
|19||IYANLA, FIX MY LIFE||OWN||3.5||5.6||660|
|20||LOVE THY NEIGHBOR||OWN||3.4||5.2||792|
|23||BET MOVIE OF THE WEEK||BET||3.3||5.0||587|
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.