September 23, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.22.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  ABC benefited most from the adjusted ratings for Monday night, with both DANCING WITH THE STARS and the preview of FOREVER gaining 0.2.  The 8PM episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY found an extra 0.1 (unlike last year, when BIG BANG’s season premiere jumped up in final numbers), but SCORPION lost 0.1, as did AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL.

Ratings in key demos for Monday’s Top 25 original cable telecasts:

ESPN’s MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL owned Monday cable, although the Jets/Bears contest was 0.62 below last week’s game at 5.16.  LOVE & HIP-HOP HOLLYWOOD (VH1) fell by almost three-tenths from last week to 1.25, allowing USA’s WWE coverage to take the #2 slot, with 1.28-1.36 over its 3 hours, roughly the same as last week.  Over the past two weeks, LOVE & HIP-HOP has lost one-third of the ratings the show’s Atlanta version was getting.  LOVE’s companion show TI & TINY also fell, by 0.14 to 0.96, although ATLANTA EXES was steady at 0.79.  FAST N LOUD (Discovery) lost 0.06 to 0.85.  The season finale of DALLAS (TNT) rose a single tick to 0.44.  Without a REAL HOUSEWIVES installment on the night, Bravo’s highest rated Monday show was JERSEY BELLE at 0.26, down 0.03 from last week.


Top 25 Cable MON Sep 22 2014

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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.