January 14, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.12.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Could things get worse for STATE OF AFFAIRS?  Yes they could:  final numbers pushed the show down 0.1 to an even deeper series low of 0.7.  Also down 0.1 were THE BACHELOR, now at 1.7, and CASTLE, now at 1.3. 

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

We’ll have more detail about just how big ESPN’s first-ever COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS CHAMPIONSHIP GAME was in an upcoming SKEDBALL post, but the game set an all-time cable record with an 11.02 rating in 18-49s (and an astounding 20.69 with Men over 50 years old), and 33.25M total viewers.  It goes without saying that nothing else came remotely close to the game, but on the other hand it didn’t hurt Monday’s other cable programming too badly.  LOVE & HIP-HOP (VH1) lost 0.12 to 1.36, and lead-out SORORITY SISTERS was down 0.15 to 0.55.  USA’s WWE coverage was at 1.35-1.28, actually slightly higher than last week’s 1.29-1.24.  Discovery’s STREET OUTLAWS took more of a hit, down 0.24 to 0.86, with FAST N LOUD: DEMOLITION off 0.11 to 0.47.  The 2-hour season finale of MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) was at 0.55/0.50, down from last week’s 0.65.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES dropped 0.07 to 0.63, with the new FRIENDS TO LOVERS off to an unpromising start at 0.22.  MTV’s new thriller EYE CANDY debuted with an inauspicious 0.24. 

Top 25 Cable MON 12 Jan 2015

About the Author

Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.