February 24, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 2.23.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE VOICE gained 0.1 in final numbers, but no such luck for THE NIGHT SHIFT, which stayed at 1.5 but was actually at 1.3 for 45 of its 60 minutes.  Similarly, GOTHAM rose 0.1, but the SLEEPY HOLLOW season finale remained at this morning’s numbers.  In addition, CASTLE lost 0.1.

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

BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) lost its Monday cable lead this week, but it still held fairly well, down two-tenths to 1.38.  (AMC is so happy with its Monday results that it’s announced the move of TURN to the night this Spring.)  Instead, WWE (USA) had the top slot at 1.51-1.37 over its 3 hours, up a few hundredths from last week, and the network followed the telecast with a MAKING OF DIG infomercial for its new limited series, which managed 0.39.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP shed 0.07 to 1.42, and BLACK INK CREW was up a tick to 1.01.  On Discovery, STREET OUTLAWS lost a tenth to 0.97, and FAT N FURIOUS was up 0.02 to 0.57.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES fell 0.06 to 0.68, while FRIENDS TO LOVERS lost a tick to 0.23.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE dropped 0.18 to 0.68, and APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS fell 0.11 to 0.47.  The BET HONORS special was at 0.63, preceded by IT’S A MANN’S WORLD at 0.23.  A fresh episode of AMERICAN DAD on TBS scored 0.59.  On ABCFamily, THE FOSTERS lost 0.08 to 0.45, and CHASING LIFE eased down 0.02 to 0.29.  (The shows were at 1.15/0.80 in their target F12-34 demo.)  In 18-49s, MTV’s EYE CANDY was up 0.01 to 0.29, but it fell 0.14 in the F12-34 demo to 0.85.  E!’s FASHION POLICE rose 0.11 to 0.29.  BRANSON FAMOUS (Tru) gained 0.02 to 0.09.

Top 25 Cable MON.23 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.