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2016 was definitely a great year when it comes to Black women’s visibility in television!

From scripted dramas such as Empire and Queen Sugar to hilarious comedies such as Insecure and black-ish to reality shows such as RHOA, on any given night, African-American women can turn on the TV and see a range of portrayals of ourselves. But what are the shows that we just can’t miss each week?

According to a Nielsen’s “African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic” report, these were our top 20 programs from 2016:


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1. #10 “If Loving You Is Wrong”

Folks really do love their Tyler Perry soaps!