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Summer's Most-Watched Shows Among African-Americans

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BET’s annual BET Awards is the most watched show among African- American viewers during a summer period otherwise dominated by VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta and OWN’s The Have and The Have Nots. Other specials, including ESPN’s June 25 NBA Draft and Fox News Channel’s Republican Presidential Debate on Aug. 5, drew more than 1 million African-American viewers, according to Nielsen.

SHOW                         NETWORK           DATE AIRED          TOTAL VIEWERS
BET Awards ’15                    BET                  6/28                        5.5 million
Haves and Have Nots          OWN                   6/30                        2.9 million
Haves and Have Nots          OWN                   7/14                        2.7 million
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta      VH1                  6/22                        2.6 million
Haves and Have Nots          OWN                   7/28                        2.6 million
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta      VH1                  7/6                          2.5 million
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta      VH1                  7/27                        2.5 million
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta      VH1                  6/29                        2.4 million
Haves and Have Nots         OWN                    7/21                        2.4 million
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta     VH1                   7/20                        2.4 million