December 16, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.15.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  With football adjusted out, THE VOICE and STATE OF AFFAIRS each lost 0.1 in final numbers.  That pushed STATE to a new low 1.5, and ominously, it was at 1.3 by its last 15 minutes.  Football also resulted in THE GREAT CHRISTMAS LIGHT FIGHT and the CASTLE rerun on ABC losing 0.1 each.  Elsewhere, JANE THE VIRGIN shed 0.1.

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

Syfy’s much-ballyhooed miniseries ASCENSION started with a fair 0.61 , putting it in 9th place on Monday cable.  The night was led by its usual stars, with ESPN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on top, although it fell a big 1.25 from last week’s game to 3.82.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP HOLLYWOOD lost 0.08 to 1.36, and SORORITY SISTERS was at 0.71.  USA’s WWE coverage was in the 1.18-1.10 range, about a tenth below last week.   Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES gained 0.11 to 0.69, followed by FRIENDS & LOVERS at 0.29.  MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) was dead-even at 0.58.  PAWN STARS (History) was at 0.54/0.48.  THE COLBERT REPORT (Comedy) kicked off its final week at 0.56 (down 0.19 from last Monday, which featured President Obama as the night’s guest), behind THE DAILY SHOW’s 0.61.  On Discovery, FAST N LOUD: DEMOLITION was at 0.31.  ARE YOU THE ONE (MTV) dropped 0.18 to 0.27.  ANGER MANAGEMENT (FX) was at 0.27/0.22, down a few ticks in the 2d half-hour.

Top 25 Cable MON 15 Dec 2014

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.