::VH1 stays on top; BET is week’s winning network with nine shows in top 25::



(March 21, 2007) VH1’s “I Love New York” reality adventure was the number one show in black households for the second week in a row, attracting 1.3 million homes during the second week of March. The second and third place entries went to BET’s “Rip The Runway” and “College Hill, both of which had a million-plus homes watching.

BET was the week’s top network among African-American cable audiences with a record nine programs on the top 25 chart. The next closest was Disney which posted five programs, followed by USA with three.

The total number of black households watching the top 25 cable shows, according to Nielsen data, was 15.8 million, an increase of seven percent over the previous week’s total.

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households

Rank | Program | Network | Rating | # of Homes1
I LOVE NEW YORK
VH1
13.3
1,334

2
RIP THE RUNWAY
BET
13.3
1,289

3
COLLEGE HILL
BET
10.6
1,015

4
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA
9.3
902

5
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
BET
8.0
749

6
WWE ENTERTAINMENT
USA
7.3
735

7
JUMP IN!
DISNEY
8.1
687

8
MUSIC VIDEO
DISNEY
7.1
626

9
RIP THE RUNWAY
BET
6.1
577

10
FAMILY GUY
ADULT SWIM
6.1
570

11
THE FIRST 48
A&E
5.9
562

12
NBA REG SEASON WED
ESPN
6.0
548

13
RIP THE RUNWAY
BET
6.2
541

14
HANNAH MONTANA
DISNEY
5.7
505

15
COMICVIEW
BET
5.4
499

16
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
BET
5.8
497

17
NBA BASKETBALL
TNT
6.2
485

18
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
BET
5.2
484

19
HANNAH MONTANA
DISNEY
5.5
479

20
LUCK OF THE IRISH
DISNEY
5.3
463

21
JAMIE FOXX
BET
4.9
463

22
ZOEY 101
NICK
5.3
462

23
SPONGEBOB
NICK
5.2
462

24
FUTURAMA
ADULT SWIM
4.9
461

25
LAW & ORDER: SVU
USA
4.8
458

Source: Nielsen Media Research. Number of homes
shown in thousand

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