August 26, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals: 8.25.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  THE EMMY AWARDS adjusted up to 4.2 in final numbers, still considerably below last year’s final 4.9.

Below are the Top 25 cable originals from Monday night, with their ratings in key demos.  If there are any other series you’d like added, please let us know.  Some additional information and context are below the chart.  NOTE:  technical issues kept WWE (USA) off the chart, but during its peak 10PM hour, it had a 1.37 18-49 rating, 0.77 in Females 12-34, 1.50 in 25-54s 1.90 in Men 50+, and 4M total viewers.

Top 25 Cable MON Aug 25 2014

LOVE & HIP-HOP ATLANTA (VH1) as usual occupied the top of the chart, up 0.07 from last week to 2.12.  Its companion shows T.I. & TINY and ATLANTA EXES were at 1.23 and 0.98.  FAST N LOUD (Discovery) leaped up by more than a quarter point to 1.26, and a FAST N LOUD; DEMOLITION special followed at 0.64.  REAL HOUSEWIVES (Bravo) was steady at 0.88, but JERSEY BELLE lost most of that lead-in at 0.30.  DALLAS (TNT) was stable at 0.44.  PARTNERS (FX) was up more than a tenth at 9PM with 0.25, and up a tenth at 9:30PM with 0.20.  ANGER MANAGEMENT followed at 0.19/0.18, down slightly and then up slightly from last week. 

Incidentally, although we usually don’t cover reruns in these reports, it’s worth noting that FXX’s marathon of every episode of THE SIMPSONS continues to be highly successful, with 19 of the Top 50 overall cable telecasts of the night, at 18-49 ratings in the 0.50-0.74 range. 

About the Author

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.