Last Week’s Black TV Show Ratings

by on February 17, 2013


It’s time to look back at TV Viewership for some of the top Black TV shows that aired the week of February 10th – February 16th 2013.

ABC’s Scandal had another excellent week. It bumped up from 8.0 million viewers to 8.03 million viewers, beating its previous record number of viewers ever so slightly.

TVByTheNumbers, where all data in this article was taken from,  also says that Valentine’s Day reduced ratings by 6%. Scandal may have beaten itself more impressively had it not been for the holiday.

Scandal’s top competitor for the 10PM-11PM time slot, Elementary, received 10.98 million viewers. However, Scandal beat Elementary in the targeted demographic of 18-49 year old viewers.

When the preliminary ratings came out, it looked as if Grey’s Anatomy would sink to Scandal for the first time in history. However, the adjusted ratings for last Thursday showed Grey’s Anatomy earned 8.57 million viewers, and a slightly higher number of 18-49 year old viewers than Scandal managed to pull in.

Next in viewership was NBC’s Deception with 3.23 million viewers last Monday. This was slightly up from the previous week, but the show is still in trouble. The network can’t seem to get many people to tune in, but the show has a loyal, if small, fan base who would not like the idea of cancellation.

Second Generation Wayans had 1.34 million viewers last Tuesday. The show is now outperforming The Real Husbands of Hollywood in terms of its new weekly episode debuts.

Numbers for this show may be higher (possibly double) than what rating sites report when taking into consideration that the show re-airs episodes throughout the week, and many viewers tune in at varying times.

The Real Husbands of Hollywood – Had an audience of 1.13 million last Tuesday night. The same applies in that the show re-airs several times so total viewership is likely a lot higher.
Which of these shows are you watching? Do you think the ratings of these shows match their appeal?



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