December 31, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 12.29.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  The reruns of THE ORIGINALS and JANE THE VIRGIN each lost 0.1 in final numbers.

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

ESPN has made itself the network of college bowl games, and December has as often as not seen it near the top of the ratings charts.  Monday was no exception, with the night’s games perched at 1.82 and 1.51, and an afternoon game at 0.98.  Sports continued to reign with USA’s WWE in the next 3 slots (since it reports each hour individually), at 1.28-1.05, roughly on par with last week.  (VH1, usually a top Monday network, took the holiday week off.)  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS was at 1.05, and FAST N LOUD: DEMOLITION more than doubled last week to 0.65.  MAJOR CRIMES (TNT) gained 0.11 to 0.73.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES dipped 0.02 to 0.58.  A pair of GIRL CODE (MTV)  episodes were at 0.21/0.19.  USA aired IT TAKES A CHOIR at 0.11.

Top 25 Cable MON 29 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.