Wow all sorts of great articles about black TV viewership and creation today!
This one is about black premium cable audiences. It seems that black people have higher percentages on black shows (new Starz series Power, The Wire and the short-lived No 1 Ladies Detective Agency–which I totally mean to watch one day, Jill Scott and mysteries?! Two of my favorite things!) and a lot of popular, mainstream shows with little to no diversity don’t make the top ten list. Game of Thrones, a show I know quite a few black people who watch, has 13% black audience, but I think that’s definitely not counting alternate means of viewership.
This quote, about Power creator (who I am surprised but pleased to hear is a woman, considering what little I know about the show, I wasn’t expecting it): “Courtney Kemp Agboh — who, as a woman of color who is not Shonda Rhimes, is an extreme rarity.” It’s true. A black woman creator in scripted TV who isn’t Shonda? Shocker.
Check out the article and the percentages in the link at the top.