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    Black vs. Mainstream TV Viewership

    I thought this data that I found on the Neilsen rating site might be interesting to fit in with the current "discussion" about African-American TV viewership. The first table is a list of the top 10 programs for the country. The second table is a list of the top 10 programs for African-American households. Check this out.

    Nielsen Television Index Ranking Report
    NETWORK PRIME HOUSEHOLDS AND PERSONS
    Current Week 11/13/06-11/19/06

    RANK PROGRAMS ORIG HH RATING (LIVE+SD) # OF PERSONS 2+ (LIVE+SD) (000)
    1 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 17.7 27515
    2 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 17.1 26803
    3 CBS NFL NATL POST GUN CBS 14.8 23759
    3 CSI CBS 14.8 24109
    5 DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES ABC 13.6 21632
    5 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 13.6 20917
    7 CSI: MIAMI CBS 12.4 18765
    8 60 MINUTES CBS 12.3 19162
    9 DEAL OR NO DEAL-MON NBC 11.1 18069
    10 CRIMINAL MINDS CBS 10.4 16475


    Primetime Audience Estimates
    Among African-American TV Households
    Week of: November 13, 2006 – November 19, 2006

    RANK PROGRAM ORIG Live +SD Household Rating % Live+SD Number of Viewers P2+(000)
    1 DANCING W/STARS RESULTS ABC 18.0 3097
    2 DANCING WITH THE STARS ABC 17.5 3104
    2 CBS NFL NATL POST GUN CBS 17.5 3188
    4 DAY BREAK ABC 14.2 2746
    5 CSI: MIAMI CBS 14.1 2552
    6 60 MINUTES CBS 12.7 2170
    7 CSI CBS 11.9 2009
    8 GIRLFRIENDS CW 11.8 2365
    9 ALL OF US CW 11.7 2434
    10 GREY'S ANATOMY-THU 9PM ABC 11.2 1925
    10 SHARK CBS 11.2 2028

    I find it interesting that African-Americans aren't watching "Desperate Housewives", and mainstream doesn't watch "Day Break", "Girlfriends" or "All of Us", or at least as much as AA households do. Mind you this is one week's worth of data, but I think it's an interesting look at the viewership differences between the two.
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    Wow, it's actually a lot more similar than I expected.
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    I find it funny from a personal standpoint that I watch NONE of the mainstream programming on that top 10 list for last week, NOT ONE.

    I do watch "Girlfriends" and "All of Us" on the AA list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis85 View Post
    I find it funny from a personal standpoint that I watch NONE of the mainstream programming on that top 10 list for last week, NOT ONE.

    I do watch "Girlfriends" and "All of Us" on the AA list.
    I didn't either, Louis. I Tivo'd Shark (haven't watched it yet), and my wife watched Desparate Housewives, but other than that...

    I watched Heroes (freaking awesome), Studio 60, Smallville, and last week that was about it. If it was on (and not in re-runs) I'd watch Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, but alas we have to wait a while for them to come back. Oh, and I did watch Avatar: The Last Airbender. I noticed yesterday you could download Avatar on XBox Live Marketplace (they turned on a bunch of stuff yesterday, lots of shows).

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    avatar is awesome harmeister..

    day break is kool i hope more people watch it
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    I didn't watch any show on either list outside of perhaps 15 minutes of Deal Or No Deal, and I watch a LOT of TV. The wife watches Grey's Anatomy, but I haven't bothered to give it a chance yet.
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    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    I think I watch more CW than anything now, next to Sportscenter.

    "Everybody Hates Chris", "Veronica Mars", "7th Heaven", "All of Us", "Smallville", "Girlfriends," and "The Game". I like "Friday Night Lights" and "The Wire" of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    I didn't watch any show on either list outside of perhaps 15 minutes of Deal Or No Deal, and I watch a LOT of TV. The wife watches Grey's Anatomy, but I haven't bothered to give it a chance yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis85 View Post
    I think I watch more CW than anything now, next to Sportscenter.

    "Everybody Hates Chris", "Veronica Mars", "7th Heaven", "All of Us", "Smallville", "Girlfriends," and "The Game". I like "Friday Night Lights" and "The Wire" of course.
    Outside of "Everybody Hates Chris" and "The Wire" I have not watched even one show of any of those. If an actor who plays a character on any of those shows went on a racial tirade I wouldn't even knew who he/she was.
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ETHERSPIN View Post
    don't bother
    I may have to, Yvette loves it.
    Alright
    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozmo D View Post
    I may have to, Yvette loves it.

    I agree with Yvette. I thought it was crap from the commercials, but then I watched an episode and it was pretty hilarious.
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    The CSI's and that is all. Everybody hates chris. SPORTSCENTER until I moved and lost cable until it can be installed Girls gone wild comercials on ANY network DVD porn. Soft or hardcore. Farmgirls Vs. Thier animals....
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    veronica mars is fantastic, especially the first season (worth tracking down on dvd). the new season on cw is sort of blah so far though.

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    When we performed in Miami we shared a dressing room with Soul Sonic Force. Ikey C insisted on watching Girlfriends!
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    Tap the lightpole and we'll be jammin all night
    And ain't nobody callin' the cops
    'Cause everybody's here freakin', if they're older they're doin the rock
    And every block from all around
    Comes runnin' to the park when they hear the sound
    And soon the word's spreadin' through our part of town
    "Yo, 40 Park y'all, Jam-On's gettin down"
    Yeah...

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    I have a ton of everybody hates chris tivo'd. My wife and I tend to watch them marathon style.

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    First season of veronica mars was simply brilliant.. (definitely get the dvd) second season was good but a lower standard.. 3rd season has been disappointing..theyve been trying to appeal to the gilmore girls audience and its not that kind of show.. its a smart film noir drama.. the ratings for veronica mars havent been good and it looks like it wont make it to another season
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    Just give me my Battlestar Galactica, and I'm a happy man. I watch a few shows, but that's the only one I can't stand to miss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeljak View Post
    Just give me my Battlestar Galactica, and I'm a happy man. I watch a few shows, but that's the only one I can't stand to miss.
    the 1st 2 episodes of the new bsg was some of the very best! the last 3 have been very so-so the scenes with baltar with the cylons havent worked for mine..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheeljak View Post
    Just give me my Battlestar Galactica, and I'm a happy man. I watch a few shows, but that's the only one I can't stand to miss.
    I love that show, but don't have cable. And I'm sick of seeing every other episode when I can finagle invitations to watch it at other peoples' houses. So I'm going to have to get it on netflix or something.

    I usually watch the CSI's, Grey's Anatomy, Desperate Housewives, and Shark. And I've been watching Girlfriends in syndication.

    But that's because I have bunny ears and only get 7 channels.
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