March 17, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.16.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  There was nothing extra for DANCING WITH THE STARS in final numbers.  On NBC, while THE VOICE gained 0.1, the adjustment hit to THE NIGHT SHIFT was even worse than anticipated, down 0.2 to a weakening 1.3 (only 0.2 ahead of the rerun NCIS: LA on CBS).  On CW, THE ORIGINALS lost 0.1 and JANE THE VIRGIN gained 0.1, so both shows ended up at the same 0.5.  Elsewhere, MIKE & MOLLY also rose 0.1.

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

USA’s WWE telecast repeated at the top of Monday cable, with 1.40-1.38 over its three hours, up from last week by more than a tenth in its early hour.  AMC’s BETTER CALL SAUL increased by 0.05 to 1.31.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP dropped 0.21 to 1.13, and BLACK INK CREW fell a tenth to 0.94.  ESPN’s NBA doubleleader was at 0.78/0.72.  On A&E, BATES MOTEL fell 0.15 to 0.77, and the 2d week of THE RETURNED lost two-tenths to 0.38; the network’s night started with THE FIRST 48 down 0.05 to 0.32.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES was up a tick to 0.70, while SHAHS OF SUNSET slipped 0.02 to 0.47, and SOUTHERN CHARM (airing half an hour earlier than last week) gained 0.13 to 0.40.  On History, SWAMP PEOPLE increased by 0.17 to 0.68, and APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS was up 0.05 to 0.58.  At ABCFamily, THE FOSTERS jumped 0.15 to 0.57, and CHASING LIFE gained 0.02 to 0.24 (in F12-34, they were at 1.48/0.62, up a big 0.41 for FOSTERS and 0.08 for LIFE).  MTV’s EYE CANDY remained at 0.24 (and was also steady in its F12-34 target demo at 0.57), and the TEEN MOM special that followed was at 0.24.  On Discovery, FAT N FURIOUS dropped 0.03 to 0.39, and FAST N LOUD was at 0.37.  BRANSON FAMOUS (Tru) lost a tick to 0.09.

Top 25 Cable MON.16 Mar 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.