For third week, OWN's 'Haves and the Have Nots' is No.1 cable show in black homes

This photo released by Harpo Studios shows Tyler Perry, left, and Oprah Winfrey, during the show, "Oprah Fridays Live." (AP PhotoHarpo Inc., George Burns)
This photo released by Harpo Studios shows Tyler Perry, left, and Oprah Winfrey, during the show, “Oprah Fridays Live.” (AP PhotoHarpo Inc., George Burns)

Tyler Perry’s “Haves and the Have Not’s” was the most watched cable show in Black households for the third consecutive week. The original drama maintained its lead over BET’s “Being Mary Jane” with 2.6 million viewers.
Riding the popularity of its “Haves/Have Nots,” OWN also took the title of the week’s most watched cable network among Black viewers with 5.14 million for four of its shows on the Top 25. BET closely followed in second place with 4.9 million across four shows. Right on BET’s heels was VH1 with 4.9 million for three programs.
The total number of viewers for the Top 25 cable shows in black households, according to Nielsen, was up nine percent over the previous week to 28.5 million.
Black Cable TV Ratings for Week of February 2 – 8

Top 25 Cable Shows in Black Households
Rank | Program | Network | AA Rating | AA Share | AA Viewers 2+(000)

1 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 14.2 20.0 2,681
2 BEING MARY JANE BET 11.5 16.3 2,167
3 LOVE AND HIP HOP 5 VH1 10.2 14.5 2,045
4 REAL HOUSEWIVES ATLANTA BRAVO 8.8 12.5 1,633
5 BLACK INK CREW VH1 8.2 11.4 1,716
6 THE GAME BET 6.8 9.6 1,399
7 WALKING DEAD AMC 6.8 9.5 1,653
8 BRING IT! LIFETIME 5.8 9.0 1,259
9 LOVE AND HIP HOP VH1 5.7 8.1 1,148
10 THICKER THAN WATER BRAVO 5.2 7.4 890
11 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 5.0 7.3 921
12 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 4.9 6.9 1,002
13 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 4.8 6.7 1,041
14 WWE ENTERTAINMENT USA 4.8 6.9 1,009
15 NBA BASKETBALL TNT 4.5 6.5 750
16 ITS A MANNS WORLD BET 4.2 6.3 790
17 SATURDAY MOVIE III LIFETIME 3.8 6.0 759
18 LOVE THY NEIGHBOR OWN 3.7 5.1 861
19 NBA REGULAR SEASON ESPN 3.7 6.1 648
20 AMERICAN DAD ADULT
SWIM
3.6 5.3 666
21 HAVES AND THE HAVE NOTS OWN 3.6 5.1 658
22 PREACHERS DAUGHTERS LIFETIME 3.5 5.3 756
23 K.C. UNDERCOVER DISNEY 3.4 4.9 751
24 46TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS TV ONE 3.4 5.3 715
25 BEING MARY JANE BET 3.3 5.0 601

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.

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