September 3, 2014

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 9.1.2014


Below are the ratings in key demos for Monday’s Top 25 original cable telecasts, along with a few lower-rated programs of interest.  If you’d like us to add any additional shows to the latter list, please let us know.  Some analysis and context follow the chart.

Top 25 Cable MON Sep 1 2014

As usual, Monday cable belonged to LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA (VH1), barely off last week’s pace (down 0.04) at 2.08.  Companion shows TI & TINY and ATLANTA EXES were down a bit more, respectively by 0.19 to 1.04, and by 0.16 to 0.82.  WWE (USA) was steady at 1.34.  FAST N LOUD (Discovery) was down 0.12 to 1.14.  An ESPN COLLEGE FOOTBALL game was at 1.24.  A KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS episode on E! earned 1.12, and REAL HOUSEWIVES (Bravo) rose 0.02 to 0.90.  PAWN STARS (History) was at 0.71/0.57 in its 2 half-hours.

On the scripted side, Part 1 of History’s HOUDINI miniseries scored handsomely at 0.94, while THE UNAUTHORIZED SAVED BY THE BELL on Lifetime (not on the chart due to technical issues) was right behind at 0.90, although with a much lower number in total viewers (3.7M to 1.6M).  That disparity was entirely due to HOUDINI’s popularity with older viewers:  amazingly, in the M 50+ demo, HOUDINI was at 2.55 and SAVED was at 0.18.  TEEN WOLF (MTV), which aired on Sunday last week, returned to its regular night at 0.56.  DALLAS (TNT) lost 0.04 to 0.40.  The FX pairs of ANGER MANAGEMENT and PARTNERS half-hours were all at 0.16-0.20, mostly steady, although one of the PARTNERS episodes last week had scored a 0.25.

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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.