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Black and White TV, Take II

A few weeks back I blogged about possible convergence in the viewing habits of blacks and whites.

Blog reader Devin Reams has done some further research.

Devin writes:

I saw the entry on Nielsen’s black and white households and viewers habits. I decided to do some “research” of my own.

And by research I mean jumped on Facebook. If you haven’t yet, you may find it interesting to see the self-declared favorites between two schools. For example, I can use the ‘Pulse’ feature to see which shows are listed the most on all the school’s profiles.

CU Boulder (very white) and Spelman (traditionally black female) yields the following:

1. Family Guy
2. Grey’s Anatomy
3. South Park
4. Entourage
5. Simpsons
6. Friends
7. Sex and the City
8. Lost
9. Nip/Tuck
10. Seinfeld

1. Girlfriends
2. America’s Next To…
3. Grey’s Anatomy
4. Family Guy
5. Desperate Housewives
6. Law and Order SVU
7. Martin
8. The Cosby Show
9. A Different World
10. The Boondocks

Only two shared out of ten.

I love the combination of creativity and effort that Devin put into this research. The results Devin found look more like what we report in our book and I have seen in the past than the recent numbers from USA Today.

Hats off to Devin.