October 21, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 10.20.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  CW’s Monday ratings were apparently swollen by preemption in Houston for the local simulcast of the night’s NFL game.  As a result, in adjusted numbers, THE ORIGINALS lost 0.1, and JANE THE VIRGIN dropped 0.2, leaving that show not up but down from last week’s premiere–although at 0.5 it’s still retaining most of its lead-in.  Elsewhere, as expected, THE MILLERS lost 0.1 with its 8:31PM start, while THE BIG BANG THEORY gained 0.2, meaning that MILLERS lost almost 55% of its lead-in, not a great sign for its BIG BANG-less airing next Monday.  GOTHAM earned back 0.1, probably to FOX’s great relief, and THE VOICE also gained 0.1.  CASTLE, though, declined by 0.1 (ABC was preempted in Pittsburgh by football, although DANCING WITH THE STARS wasn’t affected). 

Ratings in key demos for the Top 25 original cable telecasts:

Thinking of MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL, ESPN’s coverage was up 0.27 from last week to 4.85.  AMERICAN DAD, now in its new location on TBS, debuted at 0.67.  WWE (USA) was at 1.11-1.28 over its 3 hours, down less than a tenth from last week.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP HOLLYWOOD lost 0.12 to 1.21, TI & TINY was up a tick to 0.84, and TINY & SHEKINAH’S WEAVE was down 0.03 to 0.66.  FAST N LOUD (Discovery) ticked down to 0.78, followed by MISFIT GARAGE, up the same amount to 0.69.  On MTV, the two episodes of ARE YOU THE ONE were at 0.39/0.24, each up a few hundredths from last week. 

Top 25 Cable MON Oct 20 2014


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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.