*A recent report from Richard prince’s “Journal-isms” column should raise a few eyebrows. That’s because black shows on the mainstream Turner networks are drawing more black viewers than BET and TV One.

Of course the reason for this development is Tyler Perry. According to TV/cable rating service Nielson Co., Perry’s shows, “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne,” were number one in African American households for the week of March 15-21

BTW, for the week of March 15-21, the 20 most highly rated shows on cable among African Americans were:

1. “Why Did I Get Married,” TNT, Sunday, 8 p.m.; 2. “House of Payne,” TBS, Wednesday, 10 p.m.; 3. “House of Payne,” TBS, Wednesday, 10:30 p.m.; 4. “Why Did I Get Married,” TNT, Sunday, 10:30 p.m.; 5. “Rip the Runway,” BET; 6.
“Why Did I Get Married,” TNT, Saturday, 8 p.m.; 7. “Bad Girls Club,” Oxygen Media; 8. “Meet the Browns,” TBS, Wednesday, 9:30 p.m.; 9. “Meet the Browns,” TBS, Wednesday, 9 p.m.; 10. “Why Did I Get Married,” TNT, Friday, 8 p.m.

11. “Meet the Browns,” TBS, Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.; 12. WWE Entertainment, USA Network, Monday, 10 p.m.; 13. WWE Entertainment, USA, Monday, 9 p.m.; 14. “TNT Big Picture Movies,” TNT, Friday, 10:30 p.m.; 15. “NBA Regular Season,”
ESPN, Monday; 16. “BET Movie of the Week,” BET, Monday; 17. “Dreamgirls,”
TNT; 18. “Meet the Browns,” TBS, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 19. “Family Crews,” BET; 20. “Rip the Runway,” BET.

On broadcast television, blacks’ top 20 were:

1. “American Idol – Tuesday,” Fox; 2. “NCIS: Los Angeles,” CBS; 3. “The Good Wife,” CBS; 4. “60 Minutes,” CBS; 5. “American Idol – Wednesday,” Fox; 6. “NCIS,” CBS; 7. “NCAA Basketball Championships – Saturday,” CBS; 8. “Cold Case,” CBS; 9. “Law and Order: SVU,” NBC; 10. “CSI: Miami,” CBS.  11. “Undercover Boss,” CBS; 12. “CSI: NY,” CBS; 13. “NCAA Basketball Championships (2),” CBS, Thursday; 14. “NCAA Basketball Championships – Friday (2),” CBS; 15. “NCAA Basketball Championships – Friday (1),” CBS; 16.
“NCAA Basketball Championships – Thursday (1)” CBS; 17. “24,” Fox; 18.
“Family Guy,” Fox; 19. “20/20,” ABC; 20. “Human Target,” Fox.
Among Hispanics, various episodes of Univision’s “Hasta Dinero Separe,” “Don Francisco Presenta” and “Corazon Salvaje” dominated ratings for Spanish-language programs.

Among English-language broadcasts, these were the top 20 among Hispanics:

1 “American Idol – Tuesday,” Fox; 2. “American Idol – Wednesday”, Fox; 3.
“Family Guy,” Fox; 4.”Two and a Half Men,” CBS; 5.”AMW: America Fights Back,” Fox; 5. “The Good Wife,” CBS; 5. “Undercover Boss,” CBS; 8. “The Big Bang Theory” CBS; 9. “Cleveland,” Fox; 10. “Cops 2” Fox; 10. “Desperate Housewives” ABC; 10. “NCIS” CBS.  13. “Cold Case,” CBS; 14.”The Apprentice,” NBC; 14. “The Marriage Ref,” NBC; 14. “The Simpsons” Fox; 17. House, Fox. 18. “20/20 – Friday,” ABC; 18. “NCAA Basketball Championships – Thursday (2),” CBS; 18. “Lost,” CBS.