March 24, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 3.23.2015


NETWORK UPDATE:  Final ratings brought a a 0.1 shift at NBC, with THE VOICE up and THE NIGHT SHIFT down.  In addition, both MIKE & MOLLY and SCORPION rose 0.1, as did the first hour of THE FOLLOWING.  The reruns of THE ORIGINALS and JANE THE VIRGIN both lost 0.1.

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

USA’s WWE coverage was on top of Monday cable at 1.48-1.43 over its 3 hours, up close to a tenth from last week.  LOVE & HIP-HOP (VH1) took a 0.31 leap to 1.44, with BLACK INK CREW up 0.14 to 1.08.  BETTER CALL SAUL (AMC) was rock-solid, up 0.02 to 1.33.  MTV’s return of TEEN MOM was at 1.20, with a tremendous 2.32 in the F12-34 demo.  Thinking of that demo, the season finale of ABCFamily’s THE FOSTERS was up 0.05 in 18-49s to 0.62 and up 0.22 to 1.70 in the F12-34 demo, and the season finale of CHASING LIFE was up 0.11 in 18-49s to 0.35, and up 0.36 in F12-34 to 0.98.  Discovery’s FAST N LOUD had a gargantuan half-ratings point jump to 0.87, and MISFIT GARAGE returned to the night at 0.61.  At A&E, BATES MOTEL gained 0.06 to 0.83, and THE RETURNED slipped 0.02 to 0.36.  SWAMP PEOPLE (History) was down a tick to 0.67, and APPALACHIAN OUTLAWS was down the same amount to 0.57.   On TBS, AMERICAN DAD was down 0.04 to 0.56.  Bravo’s VANDERPUMP RULES took a 0.26 dive to 0.44  (UPDATE:  the drop was likely to the fact that the episode was a clip show), with SHAHS OF SUNSET up 0.01 to 0.48, and SOUTHERN CHARM up 0.05 to 0.45.  RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE (Logo) was at 0.18. 

Top 25 Cable Plus MON.23 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.