February 18, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.16.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE BACHELOR and the season finale of CELEBRITY APPRENTICE each gained 0.1 in final ratings.

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

BETTER CALL SAUL held extremely well in its 2d Monday airing, down just 0.05 to 1.58 to top the night’s cable and looking like a solid hit for AMC.  BET’s BOOK OF NEGROES miniseries debuted at 0.61.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP rose 0.11 to 1.49, and BLACK INK CREW dropped 0.07 to 1.00.  USA’s WWE coverage was at 1.44-1.37 over its 3 hours, up about two-tenths from last week.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS added a tenth to 1.07, and FAT N FURIOUS was up 0.12 to 0.55.  History’s SWAMP PEOPLE took a healthy 0.16 jump to 0.84, and APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS gained 0.04 to 0.58.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES slid 0.03 to 0.74, with FRIENDS TO LOVERS at 0.24.  On ABCFamily, THE FOSTERS gained 0.08 to 0.53, and CHASING LIFE lost 0.05 to 0.31.  (In their target F12-34 demo, FOSTERS was at 1.35 and LIFE was at 0.78, also respectively up and down from last week.)  On MTV, EYE CANDY ticked up to 0.28, but 0.99 in F12-34.  BRANSON FAMOUS (Tru) was up 0.02 to 0.07.

Top 25 Cable mon.16 Feb 2015

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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.