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Emmys Host Cedric the Entertainer’s ‘The Neighborhood’ Is a Hit – Especially Among Black Viewers

Emmys Host Cedric the Entertainer’s ‘The Neighborhood’ Is a Hit – Especially Among Black Viewers

Cedric the Entertainer is hosting Sunday’s Emmys on CBS — can the star of the network’s hit comedy “The Neighborhood” slow down awards-shows ratings declines? Well, “The Neighborhood” is working out pretty well — especially among Black viewers. For the 2020-21 season, Season 3 of “The Neighborhood,” which co-stars Max Greenfield, was the No. 1 comedy on TV among African Americans, averaging 1.29 million viewers per episode from that demo alone. The No. 2 comedy on TV among African Americans is fellow CBS sitcom “Bob Hearts Abishola,” which averages 1.26 million Black viewers per episode. While those two CBS comedies are separated by just 30,000 Black viewers, the drop-off to third place, ABC’s long-running “black-ish,” is pretty steep. The Anthony Anderson-Tracee Ellis Ross comedy ranks third among Black viewers, drawing 924,000 per episode. That tally, like all of the numbers for scripted shows in this story, come from Nielsen’s Live + 7 Day metric. That

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