September 30, 2014

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Monday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 9.29.2014


NETWORK UPDATE:  As expected, ABC adjusted downward when its local football simulcasts were removed, with DANCING WITH THE STARS at 1.8 (down 0.4 from last week) and the season premiere of CASTLE at 2.2, the same as last season’s premiere.  Both the new episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY and SCORPION gained 0.1 in final numbers, as did THE VOICE.

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

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL on ESPN towered over almost everything else on either broadcast or cable last night (even beating the fresh episode of THE BIG BANG THEORY), up 0.15 from last week’s game to 5.31.  WWE (USA) followed at 1.40-1.46 over its 3 hours, up roughly a tenth.  On VH1, LOVE & HIP-HOP HOLLYWOOD gained 0.07 to 1.32, while TI & TINY remained at 0.96 and ATLANTA EXES rose 0.04 to 0.83.  FAST N LOUD (Discovery), for unknown reasons, crashed by 0.35 from last week to 0.50. 

Top 25 Cable MON Sep 29 2014


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.