January 27, 2015

SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals (& Network Update): 1.24.2015


NOTE TO READERS:  Due to our upcoming Sundance Film Festival coverage, ratings posts for the rest of this week will largely be charts without text.  In addition, we may not be able to respond promptly to reader requests for specific ratings in the Comments.

NETWORK UPDATE:  UFC FIGHT NIGHT gained 0.1 to 1.2 in final numbers.

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

Lifetime retained its hold on Saturday cable, following last week’s WHITNEY (which scored a 1.07) with WITH THIS RING at 0.85.  ESPN had 4 of the next 10 slots, with COLLEGE BASKETBALL at 0.63/0.58/0.47/0.39.  On Starz, BLACK SAILS returned to the air at 0.19.  HBO’s BOXING AFTER DARK was at 0.40/0.30.  SEX SENT ME TO THE ER (TLC) was up 0.12 to 0.46 (with UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER also up 0.12 to 0.39, and ALL ABOUT SEX TALK at 0.29), PIONEER WOMAN (Food) rose 0.06 to 0.44, and MYTHBUSTERS (Discovery) gained 0.05 to 0.44.  The Syfy and Hallmark original movies were at 0.32 and 0.26.  TNT’s THE TRANSPORTER went up 0.07 to 0.24.  UFC PRELIMS (FS1) were at 0.29 in the 18-49 demo with 607K total viewers.

Top 25 Cable SAT 24 Jan 2015

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.