[Trending Tuesday] Black Women take over Primetime TV

Tha L. Spot®| Network & Be Recognized | Blog Post

photo.PNGThe first week of fall is always a big one in the world of television.  However this season marked a major year for Black women in television.

This week, five primetime shows have African American women as their leading ladies.

Jada Pinkett Smith stars as evil mob boss Fish Mooney in Fox’s big-swing crime thriller Gotham.  It opened to very strong ratings Monday night, premiering to 8 million viewers with a 3.2 rating among 18-49 year olds.  Critics say Pinkett is “a blast to watch.”

Gotham preluded Fox’s supernatural police drama, Sleepy Hollow, starring Nicole Beharie as Lt. Grace Abigail “Abbie” Mills. For its season 2 premiere, Sleepy Hollowopened to 5.5 million viewers and a 2.0 rating.


The lovely Tracy Ellis Rossplays the role of biracial doctor, wife and mom, Rainbow , alongside comedian Anthony Anderson in ABC’s Black-ishpremiering Wednesday night. The show debuts 30 years…

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